noun, plural un·re·al·i·ties.

lack of reality; quality of being unreal: the unreality of dreams.
something that is unreal, invalid, imaginary, or illusory: She appeared to be living in a world of unrealities.
incompetence or impracticality, especially in everyday matters.

Origin of unreality

First recorded in 1745–55; un-1 + reality
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Examples from the Web for unreality

Contemporary Examples of unreality

Historical Examples of unreality

  • This: that by knowing the unreality of disease, sin, and death, you demonstrate the allness of God.

    Unity of Good

    Mary Baker Eddy

  • There was no unreality about Talleyrands statement that he was fighting his own Government.


    Joseph McCabe

  • It is into this atmosphere of toil and unreality that I am initiated as a hand sewer.

    The Woman Who Toils

    Mrs. John Van Vorst and Marie Van Vorst

  • But our social novels profess to represent the people as they are, and the unreality of their representations is a grave evil.

  • What was reality or unreality to young children of four and five?

    My Autobiography

    F. Max Mller

British Dictionary definitions for unreality



the quality or state of being unreal, fanciful, or impractical
something that is unreal
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