lacking in reality or substance or genuineness; not corresponding to acknowledged facts or criteria
"ghosts and other unreal entities"; "unreal propaganda serving as news"
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"
contrived by art rather than nature
"artificial flowers"; "artificial flavoring"; "an artificial diamond"; "artificial fibers"; "artificial sweeteners"
insubstantial, unsubstantial, unreal(adj)
lacking material form or substance; unreal
"as insubstantial as a dream"; "an insubstantial mirage on the horizon"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Vain (Latin vanus, empty) keeps the etymological idea through all changes of meaning; a vain endeavor is empty of result, or of adequate power to produce a result, a vain pretension is empty or destitute of support, a vain person has a conceit that is empty or destitute of adequate cause or reason. That which is bootless, fruitless, or profitless fails to accomplish any valuable result; that which is abortive, ineffectual, or unavailing fails to accomplish a result that it was, or was supposed to be, adapted to accomplish. That which is useless, futile, or vain is inherently incapable of accomplishing a specified result. Useless, in the widest sense, signifies not of use for any valuable purpose, and is thus closely similar to valueless and worthless. Fruitless is more final than ineffectual, as applying to the sum or harvest of endeavor. That which is useless lacks actual fitness for a purpose; that which is vain lacks imaginable fitness. Compare VACANT; OSTENTATION; PRIDE.
Compare synonyms for UTILITY.
abortive, baseless, bootless, deceitful, delusive, empty, fruitless, futile, idle, inconstant, ineffectual, nugatory, null, profitless, shadowy, trifling, trivial, unavailing, unimportant, unprofitable, unsatisfying, unserviceable, unsubstantial, useless, vain, vapid, visionary, worthless
adequate, advantageous, beneficial, competent, effective, efficient, expedient, potent, powerful, profitable, real, serviceable, solid, sound, substantial, sufficient, useful, valid, valuable, worthy
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How to use unreal in a sentence?
We have so many friends in common and we get along so well, I can’t believe we hadn’t met before, unREAL.
I thought something would go wrong again. Something always goes wrong. It was totally unreal.
Negative or toxic people being unreal or material in nature try to find the presence of Almighty, ubiquitous God only in artificial or non-living things, not in natural or living beings.
It's the end of the season but I think I played one of the best matches for sure of the year, maybe in my career, i think Guido helped me a lot to be more confident in this match and I played unreal tennis.
The flow is unreal.
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- φανταστικός, ανύπαρκτοςGreek
- nem valódiHungarian
- ímyndaður, óraunverulegurIcelandic
- nereāls, ireālsLatvian
- neskutočný, nereálnySlovak
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