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surrealistic

[suh-ree-uh-lis-tik]
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adjective
  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.
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Origin of surrealistic

1925–30; surrealist + -ic
Related formssur·re·al·is·ti·cal·ly, adverbnon·sur·re·al·is·tic, adjectivenon·sur·re·al·is·ti·cal·ly, adverbun·sur·re·al·is·tic, adjectiveun·sur·re·al·is·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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Related Words for surrealistic

whimsical, fantastic, monstrous, ridiculous, eerie, ludicrous, strange, preposterous, outlandish, fanciful, absurd, bizarre, odd, surrealistic, gross, flamboyant, antic, queer, weird, aberrant

Examples from the Web for surrealistic

Contemporary Examples of surrealistic

Historical Examples of surrealistic

  • 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.


Word Origin and History for surrealistic

adj.

1930, from surrealist (see surrealism) + -ic.

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