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 (ĭ-rē′əl, -rēl′, ĭr′-)
Not real.

ir′re·al′i·ty (-ăl′ĭ-tē) n.


ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.irreality - the state of being insubstantial or imaginaryirreality - the state of being insubstantial or imaginary; not existing objectively or in fact
nonentity, nonexistence - the state of not existing
cloud - out of touch with reality; "his head was in the clouds"
falseness, falsity - the state of being false or untrue; "argument could not determine its truth or falsity"
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I think that the Mongolian psyche is more tuned into what we might call irreality, the subconscious level at which we see things "that aren't there" (or that may well be there, in fact), and these images populate Mongolian culture on a far more extensive basis than I believe happens in Western culture.
Use of the imperfect may also serve as an indicator of irreality, for the use of invid-, 'hateful' (from the concept of 'looking askance/casting an evil eye') may be a subtle pun: in- before the vid-stem could, by straining the rules of participial formation, be taken also to mean 'not seen', implying that the lover would prefer the cloak to be invisible, to allow free visual access to the young lady's lower limbs.
According to such a logic of alterity, the real Paraguay is the substrate awaiting discovery and reflection beneath Not-Paraguay's hallucinatory irreality.
Arguably Nietzsche's writings, which privilege "falsehood, copy, representation, fiction, irreality, irrationality .
Peter Schjeldahl, "The Id Factor: James Ensor's Irreality," The New Yorker 6 and 13 (July 2009): 90.
Here we have definitely only the meaning of irreality of the conditional (counterfactuality) and the past meaning of the past participle.
While Socrates, holding court in his prison cell, conceived and embodied philosophy as indistinguishable from "the practice of death," (191) and while Hegel--acknowledging death's phenomenally most dreadful (Furthbarste) irreality (Unwirklichkeit) (192)--instructed that to entertain it in earnest requires the greatest strength (die groesste Kraft erfordet), that "the life of Spirit is not the life that shrinks from death and keeps itself untouched by devastation, but rather the life that endures it and maintains itself in it," (193) American constitutional law turns a deaf ear and washes its hands.
Meditative visualization allowed the practitioner not only to see through the irreality of this world but also to see the wondrous realm of Buddhist paradise, and in this way, to enter into the "Pure Land.
20) By interacting with the reader, El Auctor creates "a bond of internal and external complicity" with said reader and makes the latter "form part of the special coherence that the irreality of what is narrated carries within.
But its frequent use in subordinate clauses (45%), many of which are combined with various shades of irreality, like conditions (3), hypotheses (4), futurity (5) or reported speech (6), points to the fact that do/did might have been reinterpreted as a subjunctive marker.
Gone is the hipster whining and anything-goes irreality that made stuff like "The Long Weekend O' Despair" and "Nowhere" insufferable.
Defiant deviance; the irreality of reality in the cultural imaginary.