1. contrived by art rather than nature

- artificial flowers

- artificial flavoring

- an artificial diamond

Similar word(s): counterfeit, imitative, arranged, staged, bionic, bleached, colored, coloured, dyed, cardboard, unlifelike, celluloid, synthetic, conventionalised, conventionalized, stylised, stylized, dummy, ersatz, substitute, factitious, fake, false, faux, imitation, simulated, semisynthetic, near, painted, unreal, unreal

2. artificially formal

- that artificial humility that her husband hated

Similar word(s): affected, unnatural, contrived, hokey, stilted

3. not arising from natural growth or characterized by vital processes

Similar word(s): inorganic

Sentences with artificial as an adjective:

- The flowers were artificial, and he thought them rather tacky.

- Her manner was somewhat artificial.