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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 ?
Folklore, legends, myths and fairy tales have followed childhood through the ages, for every healthy youngster has a wholesome and instinctive love for stories fantastic, marvelous and manifestly unreal.
His assertion that a peculiarly susceptible subject may be kept in the realm of the unreal for weeks, months, and even years, dominated by whatever delusions and hallucinations the operator may from time to time suggest, is a trifle disquieting.
In the first case it was necessary to renounce the consciousness of an unreal immobility in space and to recognize a motion we did not feel; in the present case it is similarly necessary to renounce a freedom that does not exist, and to recognize a dependence of which we are not conscious.
There was something unreal about his surroundings and his own presence there; something unreal in the atmosphere, charged as it seemed to be with some omen of impending happenings; something unreal in that whispered warning, those few hoarsely uttered words which had stolen to his hearing across the clusters of drooping roses; the absurd babble of the woman, who sat there with tragic things under the powder with which her face was daubed.
I account for all such facts by calling this whole train of experiences unreal, a mental train.
One by one his worlds evaporated, rose beyond his vision as vapours in the hot alembic of the sun, sank for ever beneath sea-levels, themselves unreal and passing as the phantoms of a dream.
Her own like experiences seemed far away, unreal, and only half remembered.
Among the many wild changes observable on familiar things which made this wild ride unreal, not the least was the seeming rarity of sleep.
With every word the mist which had enveloped them, making them seem unreal to each other, since the previous afternoon melted a little further, and their contact became more and more natural.
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.
It is a badly conceived work, Barbara, and also unreal, for the reason that in creation such a Tchinovnik does not exist.