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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.
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Origin of artificiality

First recorded in 1755–65; artificial + -ity
Related formso·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.
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Related Words for artificiality

double-dealing, unnaturalness, hypocrisy, deceit, deception, dishonesty, phoniness

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Historical Examples of artificiality

  • The love of life—it may be axiomised—is in the direct ratio of its artificiality.

    Arthur O'Leary

    Charles James Lever

  • Never was it absurd; never was there a single note of artificiality in it.

  • The artificiality of it contrasted strongly with Falk's natural unconcern.


    Joseph Conrad

  • We had commented on the artificiality of the twentieth century.

    The Silent Bullet

    Arthur B. Reeve

  • The work was so exquisitely done that its artificiality could not be detected.