Practically living with a psychopath


Senior Member
France French
If somebody said to you "You were practically living with a psychopath", would "practically" mean "almost" or "in practice" (=you were actually living with a ..) ?
I guess it's the first one but not totally sure. Is it possible that it could have both meanings at the same time if the person saying that is trying to be sarcastic ?

  • mjscott

    Senior Member
    American English
    Yes--either you were living with someone who was practically a psychopath, or you had you pajamas there, you had your toothbrush there, you kept your own flat, but you were in practice, anyway, living with someone who was a verified nut-case.
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