English adjective: unreal
|1.||unreal lacking in reality or substance or genuineness; not corresponding to acknowledged facts or criteria|
|Samples||Ghosts and other unreal entities.|
Unreal propaganda serving as news.
|Similar||dreamed, envisioned, eye-deceiving, fabled, fabricated, fabulous, fancied, fanciful, fantastic, fantastical, fictional, fictitious, hallucinatory, illusional, illusionary, illusive, illusory, imaginary, legendary, make-believe, mythic, mythical, mythologic, mythological, notional, pictured, pretend, trompe-l'oeil, visualised, visualized|
|See also||artificial, counterfeit, imitative, insincere, supernatural, unreal, unrealistic|
|Attribute||realism, reality, realness|
|2.||unreal not actually such; being or seeming fanciful or imaginary|
|Samples||This conversation is getting more and more unreal.|
The fantastically unreal world of government bureaucracy.
The unreal world of advertising art.
|Similar||deceptive, delusory, dreamlike, phantom, surreal|
|3.||unreal contrived by art rather than nature|
An artificial diamond.
|Similar||arranged, bionic, bleached, cardboard, celluloid, colored, coloured, conventionalised, conventionalized, dummy, dyed, ersatz, factitious, fake, false, faux, imitation, man-made, near, painted, semisynthetic, simulated, staged, stylised, stylized, substitute, synthetic, synthetic, unlifelike|
|See also||counterfeit, imitative, unreal|
|4.||unreal lacking material form or substance; unreal|
|Samples||As insubstantial as a dream.|
An insubstantial mirage on the horizon.
|Similar||aerial, aeriform, aery, airy, ethereal, shadowy, stringy, wraithlike|
|See also||immaterial, nonmaterial|
|Attribute||solidness, substantiality, substantialness|
|Antonyms||substantial, material, real|