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unreal

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adjective un·re·al \-ˈrē(-ə)l\

Simple Definition of unreal

  • : not real : artificial or fake

  • : very strange or unusual

  • —used to describe something that is so good, bad, etc., that it is difficult to believe

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of unreal

  1. :  lacking in reality, substance, or genuineness :  artificial, illusory; also :  incredible, fantastic

Examples of unreal in a sentence

  1. The town seemed as unreal as a movie set.

  2. The fashion model looked unreal, like a doll.

  3. I think it's unreal that he survived the accident.



1605

First Known Use of unreal

1605


UNREAL Defined for Kids

unreal

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adjective un·re·al \ˌən-ˈrē-əl\

Definition of unreal for Students

  1. :  not actual or genuine <It seemed like a nightmare where everything you take to be … reality becomes unreal. — Laurence Yep, Dragonwings>





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