1. lacking in reality or substance or genuineness; not corresponding to acknowledged facts or criteria

- ghosts and other unreal entities

- unreal propaganda serving as news

Similar word(s): counterfeit, imitative, artificial, unreal, supernatural, dreamed, envisioned, pictured, visualised, visualized, fabled, legendary, fabricated, fancied, fictional, fictitious, fabulous, mythic, mythical, mythologic, mythological, fanciful, imaginary, notional, fantastic, fantastical, hallucinatory, illusional, illusionary, illusive, illusory, pretend, unrealistic, insincere

2. 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

Similar word(s): deceptive, delusory, dreamlike, surreal, phantom

3. contrived by art rather than nature

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, artificial

4. lacking material form or substance; unreal

Similar word(s): aerial, aeriform, aery, airy, ethereal, shadowy, wraithlike, hollow, stringy, immaterial, nonmaterial, insubstantial, unsubstantial

Sentences with unreal as an adjective:

- I just had an unreal hamburger.