[ ahr-tuh-fish-ee-al-i-tee ]
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noun,plural ar·ti·fi·ci·al·i·ties.
  1. artificial quality.

  2. an artificial thing or trait: artificialities of speech.

Origin of artificiality

First recorded in 1755–65; artificial + -ity

Other words from artificiality

  • o·ver·ar·ti·fi·ci·al·i·ty, noun, plural o·ver·ar·ti·fi·ci·al·i·ties.
  • su·per·ar·ti·fi·ci·al·i·ty, noun, plural su·per·ar·ti·fi·ci·al·i·ties.

Words Nearby artificiality Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use artificiality in a sentence

  • This last phrase is characteristic and betrays the individual taste of the poet for artificiality.

    Charles Baudelaire, His Life | Thophile Gautier
  • The sentences will all be finished to a degree, and unquestionably will give a feeling of artificiality.

    English: Composition and Literature | W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
  • His own designs struck even his own imagination in a strange light; there was a smack of artificiality, of unreality about them.

    Smoke | Turgenev Ivan Sergeevich
  • The touch of artificiality was cold on this amazingly straightforward old man.

    December Love | Robert Hichens
  • But her face was anxious, her bright eyes were uneasy, and there was a perceptible stamp of artificiality upon her.

    December Love | Robert Hichens