[ suh-ree-uh-lis-tik ]
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  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of surrealism; surreal.

  2. having features typical or reminiscent of those depicted in surrealistic painting or drawing: the moon's surrealistic landscape.

Origin of surrealistic

1925–30; surrealist + -ic

Other words from surrealistic

  • sur·re·al·is·ti·cal·ly, adverb
  • non·sur·re·al·is·tic, adjective
  • non·sur·re·al·is·ti·cal·ly, adverb
  • un·sur·re·al·is·tic, adjective
  • un·sur·re·al·is·ti·cal·ly, adverb

Words Nearby surrealistic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use surrealistic in a sentence

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

  • On the Tuesday of the second week of what was fast becoming a surrealistic quagmire, I met Isabel.

    The Capgras Shift | Sam Vaknin