[ UK /ʌnɹˈi‍əl/ ]
[ US /ənˈɹiɫ/ ]
  1. not actually such; being or seeming fanciful or imaginary
    the unreal world of advertising art
    this conversation is getting more and more unreal
    the fantastically unreal world of government bureaucracy
  2. lacking in reality or substance or genuineness; not corresponding to acknowledged facts or criteria
    unreal propaganda serving as news
    ghosts and other unreal entities
  3. contrived by art rather than nature
    an artificial diamond
    artificial fibers
    artificial flavoring
    artificial sweeteners
    artificial flowers
  4. lacking material form or substance; unreal
    an insubstantial mirage on the horizon
    as insubstantial as a dream
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How To Use unreal In A Sentence

  • This does not exclude the existence of pockets of the urban population with unrealized homosexual desires.
  • Lovecraft dealt not with the supernatural but with the "supernormal," as Joshi puts it -- the unrealized side of material reality. The Lovecraft News Network
  • They can sometimes recognize that their obsessions and compulsions are unrealistic.
  • Our analysis shows that proposed cost for the new highway is unrealistic.
  • It seemed completely unreal, the kisses we shared and how he said he was falling in love with me.
  • His St. Petersburg is another "Unreal City" whose wraithlike inhabitants leave hardly a smudge where they've passed. A Master of Technique
  • We rode into the clearing and the sound of the river rushing seemed almost unreal.
  • This whimsical but dangerous world was depicted in a monumentally epic 15,000 page, single-spaced typed novel, "In the Realms of the Unreal".
  • Put them in an arena, live coverage, president vs. prime minister, king vs. emperor, dictator vs. puppet ruler. It'll be like Unreal Tournament, except more fun.
  • All unrealizable, save for some supreme moment, did the web of Daylight's personality creep out and around her. Chapter XV
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