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un·re·al

 (ŭn-rē′əl, -rēl′)
adj.
1. Not real or substantial; illusory.
2. Slang So remarkable as to elicit disbelief; fantastic.
3. Surreal.

unreal

(ʌnˈrɪəl)
adj
1. imaginary or fanciful or seemingly so: an unreal situation.
2. having no actual existence or substance
3. insincere or artificial
unˈreally adv

un•re•al

(ʌnˈri əl, -ˈril)

adj.
1. not real or actual.
2. imaginary; fanciful; illusory; fantastic.
3. not genuine; false; artificial.
[1595–1605]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unreal - lacking in reality or substance or genuinenessunreal - lacking in reality or substance or genuineness; not corresponding to acknowledged facts or criteria; "ghosts and other unreal entities"; "unreal propaganda serving as news"
counterfeit, imitative - not genuine; imitating something superior; "counterfeit emotion"; "counterfeit money"; "counterfeit works of art"; "a counterfeit prince"
artificial, unreal - contrived by art rather than nature; "artificial flowers"; "artificial flavoring"; "an artificial diamond"; "artificial fibers"; "artificial sweeteners"
supernatural - not existing in nature or subject to explanation according to natural laws; not physical or material; "supernatural forces and occurrences and beings"
unrealistic - not realistic; "unrealistic expectations"; "prices at unrealistic high levels"
insincere - lacking sincerity; "a charming but thoroughly insincere woman"; "their praise was extravagant and insincere"
real, existent - being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory; "real objects"; "real people; not ghosts"; "a film based on real life"; "a real illness"; "real humility"; "Life is real! Life is earnest!"- Longfellow
2.unreal - not actually suchunreal - 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"
real - no less than what is stated; worthy of the name; "the real reason"; "real war"; "a real friend"; "a real woman"; "meat and potatoes--I call that a real meal"; "it's time he had a real job"; "it's no penny-ante job--he's making real money"
3.unreal - contrived by art rather than natureunreal - contrived by art rather than nature; "artificial flowers"; "artificial flavoring"; "an artificial diamond"; "artificial fibers"; "artificial sweeteners"
counterfeit, imitative - not genuine; imitating something superior; "counterfeit emotion"; "counterfeit money"; "counterfeit works of art"; "a counterfeit prince"
unreal - lacking in reality or substance or genuineness; not corresponding to acknowledged facts or criteria; "ghosts and other unreal entities"; "unreal propaganda serving as news"
4.unreal - lacking material form or substanceunreal - lacking material form or substance; unreal; "as insubstantial as a dream"; "an insubstantial mirage on the horizon"
nonmaterial, immaterial - not consisting of matter; "immaterial apparitions"; "ghosts and other immaterial entities"

unreal

adjective
2. (Informal) absurd, ridiculous, preposterous, amazing, nonsensical Car parking's so expensive nowadays it's unreal.

unreal

adjective
Translations
غَيْر حَقيقيغَيْرُ حَقِيقِيّ
neskutečný
uvirkelig
epätodellinen
nestvaran
óraunverulegur, ímyndaîur
現実のものではない
상상적인
nerealumas
nereāls
neskutočný
neresničen
overklig
อยู่ในจินตนาการ
gerçek dışıgerçek olmayanhayalî
không thật

unreal

[ˈʌnˈrɪəl] ADJ
1. (= not real) [situation, world] → irreal
2. (= excellent) → increíble; (= unbelievable) → increíble

unreal

[ˌʌnˈriːl] adj
(= strange) [situation] → irréel(le)
It was unreal, like a nightmare → Cela semblait irréel, tel un cauchemar.
(= unrealistic) [targets, expectations] → peu réaliste
(= unbelievable) → dingue
It's just unreal! Everyone is so happy! → C'est dingue! Tout le monde est tellement content!

unreal

adjunwirklich; (= fake)unecht; this is just unreal! (inf: = unbelievable) → das darf doch nicht wahr sein!, das gibts doch nicht! (inf); he’s unrealer ist unmöglich

unreal

[ʌnˈrɪəl] adjirreale

unreal

(anˈriəl) adjective
not existing in fact. He lives in an unreal world imagined by himself.
ˌunreˈality (anriˈӕ-) noun

unreal

غَيْرُ حَقِيقِيّ neskutečný uvirkelig unwirklich ανύπαρκτος irreal epätodellinen irréel nestvaran irreale 現実のものではない 상상적인 onecht uvirkelig nierealny irreal воображаемый overklig อยู่ในจินตนาการ gerçek dışı không thật 不真实的

unreal

a. ilusorio-a, imaginario-a.
References in classic literature ?
Her own like experiences seemed far away, unreal, and only half remembered.
They are unavoidable at this moment, standing, as you do, on the outer verge of your long seclusion, and peopling the world with ugly shapes, which you will soon find to be as unreal as the giants and ogres of a child's story-book.
Soon finding, however, that either she or the image was unreal, she turned elsewhere for better pastime.
And since I cannot do it, Jane, it must have been unreal.
Among the many wild changes observable on familiar things which made this wild ride unreal, not the least was the seeming rarity of sleep.
When little Em'ly grew more courageous, and talked(but still bashfully) across the fire to me, of our old wanderings upon the beach, to pick up shells and pebbles; and when I asked her if she recollected how I used to be devoted to her; and when we both laughed and reddened, casting these looks back on the pleasant old times, so unreal to look at now; he was silent and attentive, and observed us thoughtfully.
I should like to write a novel certainly, a novel that would be as lovely as a Persian carpet and as unreal.
Whereat she laughed, a laugh low and unreal, and said, "Fear for me
Both turned and faced the six or seven grotesque creatures, who stood there in the sunlight, solid, casting shadows, moving, and yet so incredibly unreal.
There is, however, a tendency to draw an unreal distinction between the former three dimensions and the latter, because it happens that our consciousness moves intermittently in one direction along the latter from the beginning to the end of our lives.
I go out into the Byfleet Road, and vehicles pass me, a butcher boy in a cart, a cabful of visitors, a workman on a bicycle, children going to school, and suddenly they become vague and unreal, and I hurry again with the artilleryman through the hot, brooding silence.
Here is reality emerging from the unreal, spring renewing, love and beauty triumphant over death and decay.