surrealistic

[ suh-ree-uh-lis-tik ]
/ səˌri əˈlɪs tɪk /

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of surrealism; surreal.
having features typical or reminiscent of those depicted in surrealistic painting or drawing: the moon's surrealistic landscape.

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Origin of surrealistic

1925–30; surrealist + -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM surrealistic

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Example sentences from the Web for surrealistic

  • Tragic, lyric, ironic, dramatic, realistic, surrealistic—a sure winner.

  • The television set flickered, hummed, gave out a flashing dance of surrealistic doodles, and abruptly presented a picture.

  • That was a possibility which always lurked in the back of his mind, and lately it had been giving him surrealistic nightmares.

    Day of the Moron|Henry Beam Piper
  • On the Tuesday of the second week of what was fast becoming a surrealistic quagmire, I met Isabel.