|1.||[ adjective ] lacking in reality or substance or genuineness; not corresponding to acknowledged facts or criteria|
"ghosts and other unreal entities" "unreal propaganda serving as news"
|Related terms:||real fabulous fanciful fabricated fabricated fabled envisioned dreamed envisioned fantastic eye-deceiving illusional make-believe illusive hallucinatory artificial supernatural unrealistic insincere counterfeit reality|
|2.||[ adjective ] contrived by art rather than nature|
"artificial flowers" "artificial flavoring" "an artificial diamond" "artificial fibers" "artificial sweeteners"
|Related terms:||natural man-made fake ersatz conventionalized painted conventionalised factitious cardboard celluloid arranged near bionic dummy bleached counterfeit|
|3.||[ adjective ] 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"
|Related terms:||real deceptive phantom dreamlike|
|4.||[ adjective ] lacking material form or substance; unreal|
"as insubstantial as a dream" "an insubstantial mirage on the horizon"
|Related terms:||substantial shadowy aeriform paper immaterial substantiality|