an objective reality of the way things are
Actuality refers to the true state of things. A character who represents Actuality sees right through image and pretense, preferring to get to the heart of the matter. It also will not accept foregone conclusions until they have materialized. It feels that without substance there is no meaning. The problem is that anything that does not meet its strict definitions is ignored as irrelevant. It's often surprised when the undefined or unformed turns out to be very real.
syn. the true state of things, objective reality, factuality, demonstrable existence, demonstrable reality