real_life-n; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: the actual world, not a hypothetical or imagined one

Commentary: REAL_LIFE[+state][+world][+actual][-hypothetical]

He complained that the academic intellectuals had no idea what real life was about.
In real life things don't always turn out the way we'd like them to.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1