noun, plural ar·ti·fi·ci·al·i·ties.

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

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··per·ar·ti·fi·ci·al·i·ty, noun, plural su·per·ar·ti·fi·ci·al·i·ties. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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.