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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Definitions for unreality

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

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Citations for unreality
Nothing felt real. A deep sense of unreality came over me until, finally, a half realization came… Catherine Lacey, Nobody Is Ever Missing, 2014
Magical thinking is a common element in dreams throughout the world, and perhaps nowhere more so than in Iceland. In a nation where 54 percent of the population believes in elves, the line dividing reality and unreality can be elusive… Roc Morin, "What People Around the World Dream About," The Atlantic, May 14, 2015
Origin of unreality
Unreality entered English in the mid-1700s from the Late Latin reālis meaning "real."