unreal

Definitions of unreal
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adj lacking material form or substance; unreal

Synonyms:
insubstantial, unsubstantial
aerial, aeriform, aery, airy, ethereal
characterized by lightness and insubstantiality; as impalpable or intangible as air
shadowy, wraithlike
lacking in substance
stringy
consisting of or containing string or strings
immaterial, nonmaterial
not consisting of matter
Antonyms:
material, real, substantial
having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary
material
derived from or composed of matter
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adj lacking in reality or substance or genuineness; not corresponding to acknowledged facts or criteria

“ghosts and other unreal entities”
unreal propaganda serving as news”
Synonyms:
counterfeit, imitative
not genuine; imitating something superior
artificial
contrived by art rather than nature
supernatural
not existing in nature or subject to explanation according to natural laws; not physical or material
dreamed
conceived of or imagined or hoped for
envisioned, pictured, visualised, visualized
seen in the mind as a mental image
eye-deceiving, trompe-l'oeil
creating the illusion of seeing reality
fabled, legendary
celebrated in fable or legend
fabricated, fancied, fictional, fictitious
formed or conceived by the imagination
fabulous, mythic, mythical, mythologic, mythological
based on or told of in traditional stories; lacking factual basis or historical validity
fanciful, imaginary, notional
not based on fact; unreal
fantastic, fantastical
existing in fancy only
hallucinatory
characterized by or characteristic of hallucination
illusional, illusionary
marked by or producing illusion
illusive, illusory
based on or having the nature of an illusion
make-believe, pretend
imagined as in a play
unrealistic
not realistic
insincere
lacking sincerity
Antonyms:
existent, real
being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory
concrete
capable of being perceived by the senses; not abstract or imaginary
echt, genuine
not fake or counterfeit
actual
taking place in reality; not pretended or imitated
actual, factual
existing in act or fact
documentary, objective
emphasizing or expressing things as perceived without distortion of personal feelings, insertion of fictional matter, or interpretation
historical
having once lived or existed or taken place in the real world as distinct from being legendary
realistic
aware or expressing awareness of things as they really are
sincere
open and genuine; not deceitful
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adj 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”
Synonyms:
deceptive, delusory
causing one to believe what is not true or fail to believe what is true
dreamlike, surreal
resembling a dream
phantom
something apparently sensed but having no physical reality
Antonyms:
real
no less than what is stated; worthy of the name
proper
having all the qualities typical of the thing specified
true
rightly so called
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adj contrived by art rather than nature

Synonyms:
artificial
counterfeit, imitative
not genuine; imitating something superior
arranged, staged
deliberately arranged for effect
bionic
having particular physiological functions augmented or replaced by electronic or electromechanical components
bleached, colored, coloured, dyed
(used of color) artificially produced; not natural
cardboard, unlifelike
without substance
celluloid, synthetic
artificial as if portrayed in a film
conventionalised, conventionalized, stylised, stylized
using artistic forms and conventions to create effects; not natural or spontaneous
dummy
having the appearance of being real but lacking capacity to function
ersatz, substitute
artificial and inferior
factitious
not produced by natural forces
fake, false, faux, imitation, simulated
not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article
man-made, semisynthetic, synthetic
not of natural origin; prepared or made artificially
near
closely resembling the genuine article
painted
lacking substance or vitality as if produced by painting
Antonyms:
natural
existing in or produced by nature; not artificial or imitation
natural
in accordance with nature; relating to or concerning nature
unbleached, uncolored, undyed
not artificially colored or bleached
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