HyperDic: unreal

English > 4 senses of the word unreal:
ADJECTIVEallunreallacking in reality or substance or genuineness
allunrealnot actually such
allunreal, artificialcontrived by art rather than nature
allunreal, insubstantial, unsubstantiallacking material form or substance
unreal > pronunciation
Soundsahnriy'l
Rhymesabele ... zeal: 65 rhymes with iyl...
English > unreal: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaninglacking in reality or substance or genuineness; not corresponding to acknowledged facts or criteria.
Examples
  • "ghosts and other unreal entities"
  • "unreal propaganda serving as news"
Attribute ofreality, realness, realismThe state of being actual or real
Narrowerdreamedconceived of or imagined or hoped for
envisioned, pictured, visualized, visualisedSeen in the mind as a mental image
eye-deceiving, trompe-l'oeilcreating the illusion of seeing reality
fabled, legendarycelebrated in fable or legend
fabricated, fancied, fictional, fictitiousformed or conceived by the imagination
fabulous, mythic, mythical, mythologic, mythologicalBased on or told of in traditional stories
fanciful, imaginary, notionalnot based on fact
fantastic, fantasticalExisting in fancy only
hallucinatoryCharacterized by or characteristic of hallucination
illusional, illusionarymarked by or producing illusion / illusion / illusion
illusive, illusoryBased on or having the nature of an illusion / illusion
make-believe, pretendimagined as in a play
See alsoartificial, unrealcontrived by art rather than nature
counterfeit, imitativenot genuine
insincerelacking sincerity
supernaturalnot existing in nature or subject to explanation according to natural laws
unrealisticnot realistic
Oppositereal, existentBeing or occurring in fact or actuality
Spanishirreal
Catalanirreal
Nounsunrealitythe quality possessed by something that is unreal
unrealitythe state of being insubstantial or imaginary
English > unreal: 4 senses > adjective 2
Meaningnot actually such; being or seeming fanciful or imaginary.
Examples
  • "this conversation is getting more and more unreal"
  • "the fantastically unreal world of government bureaucracy"
  • "the unreal world of advertising art"
Narrowerdeceptive, delusoryCausing one to believe what is not true or fail to believe what is true
dreamlike, surrealresembling a dream
phantomSomething apparently sensed but having no physical reality
Oppositerealno less than what is stated
Spanishirreal
Catalanirreal
English > unreal: 4 senses > adjective 3
Meaningcontrived by art rather than nature.
Synonymartificial
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
English > unreal: 4 senses > adjective 4
Meaninglacking material form or substance; unreal.
Synonymsinsubstantial, unsubstantial
Attribute ofsubstantiality, substantialness, solidnessThe quality of being substantial or having substance
Narroweraeriform, aerial, airy, aery, etherealCharacterized by lightness and insubstantiality
hollowLacking in substance or character
shadowy, wraithlikelacking in substance
stringyConsisting of or containing string or strings
See alsoimmaterial, nonmaterialnot consisting of matter
Oppositesubstantial, real, materialHaving substance or capable of being treated as fact
Spanishanodina, anodino, hueco, insubstancial, insustancial, irreal
Nounsunrealitythe state of being insubstantial or imaginary

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