unreal

adjective un·re·al \ ˌən-ˈrē(-ə)l \

Definition of unreal

: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.

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First Known Use of unreal

1605


UNREAL Defined for English Language Learners

unreal

adjective

Definition of unreal for English Language Learners

  • : 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


UNREAL Defined for Kids

unreal

adjective un·re·al \ ˌən-ˈrē-əl \

Definition of unreal for Students

: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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