HyperDic: artificial

English > 3 senses of the word artificial:
ADJECTIVEallartificial, unrealcontrived by art rather than nature
allartificial, contrived, hokey, stiltedartificially formal
allartificialnot arising from natural growth or characterized by vital processes
artificial > pronunciation
Soundsaa.rtahfih'shahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > artificial: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningcontrived by art rather than nature.
Examples
  • "artificial flowers"
  • "artificial flavoring"
  • "an artificial diamond"
  • "artificial fibers"
  • "artificial sweeteners"
Synonymunreal
Narrowerarranged, stageddeliberately arranged for effect
bionicHaving particular physiological functions augmented or replaced by electronic or electromechanical components
bleached, colored, coloured, dyed(used of color) artificially produced
cardboard, unlifelikeWithout substance
celluloid, syntheticArtificial as if portrayed in a film
conventionalized, conventionalised, stylized, stylisedUsing artistic forms and conventions to create effects
dummyHaving the appearance of being real but lacking capacity to function
ersatz, substituteArtificial and inferior
factitiousnot produced by natural forces
fake, false, faux, imitation, simulatednot genuine or real
man-made, semisynthetic, syntheticnot of natural origin
nearClosely resembling the genuine article
paintedlacking substance or vitality as if produced by painting
See alsocounterfeit, imitativenot genuine
unreallacking in reality or substance or genuineness
OppositenaturalExisting in or produced by nature
Spanishartificial, irreal
Catalanartificial, irreal
Nounsartificialitythe quality of being produced by people and not occurring naturally
Adverbsartificiallynot according to nature
English > artificial: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaningartificially formal.
Example"that artificial humility that her husband hated"
Synonymscontrived, hokey, stilted
Broaderaffected, unnaturalspeaking or behaving in an artificial way to make an impression
Spanishafectado, artificial, forzado
Catalanafectat, artificial, forçat
English > artificial: 3 senses > adjective 3
Meaningnot arising from natural growth or characterized by vital processes.
Broaderinorganiclacking the properties characteristic of living organisms
Spanishartificial
Catalanartificial
Nounsartificialitythe quality of being produced by people and not occurring naturally

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