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ar·ti·fi·cial

 (är′tə-fĭsh′əl)
adj.
1.
a. Made by humans, especially in imitation of something natural: an artificial sweetener that replaces sugar; artificial flowers.
b. Not arising from natural or necessary causes; contrived or arbitrary: "Hausa [in Niger] ... are separated from their brethren in Nigeria by a porous and artificial border that the colonial powers left behind" (Jeffrey Tayler).
2. Affected or insincere: an artificial smile.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin artificiālis, belonging to art, from artificium, craftsmanship; see artifice.]

ar′ti·fi′ci·al′i·ty (-fĭsh′ē-ăl′ĭ-tē) n.
ar′ti·fi′cial·ly adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.artificiality - the quality of being produced by people and not occurring naturally
unnaturalness - the quality of being unnatural or not based on natural principles
staginess, theatricality - an artificial and mannered quality
pretence, pretension, pretense - a false or unsupportable quality
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artificiality

noun
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strojenostumělost
kunstighed
ónáttúrleiki; tilgerî
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artificiality

[ˌɑːtɪfɪʃɪˈælɪtɪ] N
1. (lit) (= synthetic nature) → artificialidad f
2. (fig) [of person, manner] → artificialidad f, afectación f, falta f de naturalidad
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artificiality

[ˌɑːrtɪˈfɪʃiælɪti] nartificialité f, caractère m artificiel
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artificiality

n
(= insincerity, unnaturalness)Gekünsteltheit f
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artificiality

[ˌɑːtɪfɪʃɪˈælɪtɪ] nartificiosità
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

artificial

(aːtiˈfiʃəl) adjective
made by man; not natural; not real. artificial flowers; Did you look at the colour in artificial light or in daylight?
artiˈficially adverb
ˌartificiˈality (-ʃiˈӕ-) noun
artificial respiration
the process of forcing air into and out of the lungs eg of a person who has almost drowned.
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References in classic literature ?
The cruelty with which he shattered the world she had built up for herself so laboriously to enable her to endure her hard life, the injustice with which he had accused her of affectation, of artificiality, aroused her.
His face took on the stupid artificial smile (which does not even attempt to hide its artificiality) of a man who is continually receiving many petitioners one after another.
It was a novel without a plot and with only one character, being, indeed, simply a psychological study of a certain young Parisian who spent his life trying to realize in the nineteenth century all the passions and modes of thought that belonged to every century except his own, and to sum up, as it were, in himself the various moods through which the world-spirit had ever passed, loving for their mere artificiality those renunciations that men have unwisely called virtue, as much as those natural rebellions that wise men still call sin.
The frank, free laugh and hearty voice that sounded so pleasant in the dairy jars against the artificiality of town-bred life, and her ways become exceedingly trying.
He is just a cheap and hollow artificiality when you don't know he is a king.
The definition of the cause was vague, but the thought itself was no mere morbid artificiality of sentiment but a genuine conviction.
To Dorothea this was adorable genuineness, and religious abstinence from that artificiality which uses up the soul in the efforts of pretence.
Sidney's very complicated tale of adventures in love and war, much longer than any of its successors, is by no means free from artificiality, but it finely mirrors his own knightly spirit and remains a permanent English classic.
There are no doubt many cases to which such a supposition is applicable without obvious artificiality. But the deeper the Freudians delve into the underground regions of instinct, the further they travel from anything resembling conscious desire, and the less possible it becomes to believe that only positive self-deception conceals from us that we really wish for things which are abhorrent to our explicit life.
Now there was a suggestion of artificiality,--of calculation.
The artificiality of it contrasted strongly with Falk's natural unconcern.
Preston writes: "This is a book about the chaos of consciousness and the artificiality of traditional narrative."