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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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We can accommodate ourselves to this irreality and Macron's newly installed representatives, so preternaturally smooth and remote as to suggest that they might have been elected while Leviathan was sleeping.
With such variety on the horizon, no wonder that the debate over the reality or irreality of the ghost phenomenon continues to "haunt" the minds of specialists and and non-specialists alike, with a final answer being nowhere near in view, while the human fascination for the phenomenon proper giving no sign of having its power exhausted in any way.
While the "Dreamland" subtitle for this season would suggest a certain irreality, it fits perfectly with the instinctual, improvised way the show has always evolved.
The quintessentially postmodern ideas of the irreality of the real, or of the world as a representation, are not exclusive to the latter period; rather, they inform some of the early Ossi, as in 'I limoni' and 'Forse un mattino.
All of these media transformations of a viewer's engagement with the lifeworld--amplification, reduction, irreality, and space-time disjunctions--change the total perceptual situation and become part of the viewer's reality.
The Multidimensional Socio-Hermeneutic as Social Theory Based on Imaginaries, Irreality and Utopia
Defiant Deviance: The Irreality of Reality in the Cultural Imaginary.
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.
But if one wanted, by way of enlarging the notion of category, to add all modal ontological categories towards a maximal list of categories, these would include many more, for example temporal modalities such as future, past and present being, and negative modalities such as impossibility, irreality, etc.
3) To venture into Borges's aesthetic irreality in search of a "real" political context is no doubt an arduous task.
In the introduction, he notes that "musical sensibility has different implications for reception than does spoken theater" (10) and that the opera was perceived at the time to be a culturally elitist, luxurious realm of irreality, wholly detached from contemporary events--very different characteristics from those of the spoken theater of the period (5).
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.