unreal

[ uhn-ree-uhl, -reel ]
/ ʌnˈri əl, -ˈril /

adjective

not real or actual.
imaginary; fanciful; illusory; delusory; fantastic.
lacking in truth; not genuine; false; artificial: unreal propaganda serving as news.

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Origin of unreal

First recorded in 1595–1605; un-1 + real1

OTHER WORDS FROM unreal

un·re·al·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for unreal

unreal
/ (ʌnˈrɪəl) /

adjective

imaginary or fanciful or seemingly soan unreal situation
having no actual existence or substance
insincere or artificial

Derived forms of unreal

unreally, adverb
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