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Adjective: artificial  ,aa(r)-tu'fi-shul
  1. Contrived by art rather than nature
    "artificial flavouring"; "an artificial diamond"; "artificial fibers";
    - unreal
     
  2. Artificially formal
    "that artificial humility that her husband hated";
    - contrived, hokey [N. Amer], stilted
     
  3. Not arising from natural growth or characterized by vital processes

See also: affected, arranged, bionic, bleached, cardboard, celluloid, colored [US], coloured [Brit, Cdn], conventionalised [Brit], conventionalized, counterfeit, dummy, dyed, ersatz, factitious, fake, false, faux, imitation, imitative, inorganic, man-made, near, painted, semisynthetic, simulated, staged, stylised [Brit], stylized, substitute, synthetic, unlifelike, unnatural, unreal

Antonym: natural

Encyclopedia: Artificial