Synonyms of unreal


1. unreal (vs. real), dreamed(prenominal), envisioned, pictured, visualized, visualised, eye-deceiving, trompe-l'oeil(prenominal), fabled, legendary, fabricated, fancied, fictional, fictitious, fabulous, mythic, mythical, mythologic, mythological, fanciful, imaginary, notional, fantastic, fantastical, hallucinatory, illusional, illusionary, illusive, illusory, make-believe, pretend, artificial#1, unreal, counterfeit#1, imitative, insincere, supernatural, unrealistic

usage: lacking in reality or substance or genuineness; not corresponding to acknowledged facts or criteria; "ghosts and other unreal entities"; "unreal propaganda serving as news"

2. unreal (vs. real), deceptive, delusory, dreamlike, surreal, phantom

usage: 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"

3. artificial (vs. natural), unreal, arranged, staged, bionic, bleached, colored, coloured, dyed, cardboard, unlifelike, celluloid, synthetic, conventionalized, conventionalised, stylized, stylised, dummy, ersatz, substitute, factitious, fake, false, faux, imitation, simulated, man-made, semisynthetic, synthetic, near, painted, counterfeit#1, imitative, unreal

usage: contrived by art rather than nature; "artificial flowers"; "artificial flavoring"; "an artificial diamond"; "artificial fibers"; "artificial sweeteners"

4. insubstantial (vs. substantial), unsubstantial, unreal, aeriform, aerial, airy, aery, ethereal, shadowy, wraithlike, stringy, immaterial#3, nonmaterial

usage: lacking material form or substance; unreal; "as insubstantial as a dream"; "an insubstantial mirage on the horizon"

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Definition and meaning of unreal (Dictionary)