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?
It looks fake, it looks unreal, it's dark on the inside of my house. It can be a little eerie, a little frightening.
It's pretty unreal for me to play in this thing finally, i grew up here in the desert and been coming here for a long time. So, to play in it is pretty special. ... It's a home game. I'm just super excited because it's a dream come true.
Real is unreal But unreal will be real
The push and pull between work and parenthood is unreal, i knew it would be challenging and I read about the guilt but it's more than that, it's about boundary setting at work in environments that don't like boundaries.
If the media really starts pushing gun control again, it’ll just be unreal what’s going to happen.
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- φανταστικός, ανύπαρκτοςGreek
- nem valódiHungarian
- ímyndaður, óraunverulegurIcelandic
- nereāls, ireālsLatvian
- neskutočný, nereálnySlovak
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