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Adjective: unreal  ,ún'ree(-u)l
  1. Lacking in reality or substance or genuineness; not corresponding to acknowledged facts or criteria
    "ghosts and other unreal entities"; "unreal propaganda serving as news"
     
  2. Not actually such; being or seeming fanciful or imaginary
    "this conversation is getting more and more unreal"; "the fantastically unreal world of government bureaucracy"; "the unreal world of advertising art"
     
  3. Contrived by art rather than nature
    "unreal flowers";
    - artificial
     
  4. Lacking material form or substance; unreal
    "as unreal as a dream";
    - insubstantial, unsubstantial

See also: aerial, aeriform, aery, airy, arranged, bionic, bleached, cardboard, celluloid, colored [US], coloured [Brit, Cdn], conventionalised [Brit], conventionalized, counterfeit, deceptive, delusory, dreamed, dreamlike, dummy, dyed, envisioned, ersatz, ethereal, eye-deceiving, fabled, fabricated, fabulous, factitious, fake, false, fancied, fanciful, fantastic, fantastical, faux, fictional, fictitious, hallucinatory, illusional, illusionary, illusive, illusory, imaginary, imitation, imitative, immaterial, insincere, legendary, made-up, make-believe, man-made, mythic, mythical, mythologic, mythological, near, nonmaterial, notional, painted, phantom, pictured, pretend, realism, reality, realness, semisynthetic, shadowy, simulated, solidness, staged, stringy, stylised [Brit], stylized, substantiality, substantialness, substitute, supernatural, surreal, synthetic, trompe-l'oeil, unlifelike, unrealistic, visualised [Brit], visualized, wraithlike

Antonym: real

Encyclopedia: Unreal