contrived by art rather than nature
"artificial flowers"; "artificial flavoring"; "an artificial diamond"; "artificial fibers"; "artificial sweeteners"
artificial, contrived, hokey, stilted(adj)
"that artificial humility that her husband hated"; "contrived coyness"; "a stilted letter of acknowledgment"; "when people try to correct their speech they develop a stilted pronunciation"
not arising from natural growth or characterized by vital processes
Man-made; of artifice.
The flowers were artificial, and he thought them rather tacky.
Her manner was somewhat artificial.
Origin: Via (French: artificiel), from artificialis from artificium "skill", from artifex, from ars "skill", and -fex, from facere "to make".
made or contrived by art; produced or modified by human skill and labor, in opposition to natural; as, artificial heat or light, gems, salts, minerals, fountains, flowers
feigned; fictitious; assumed; affected; not genuine
artful; cunning; crafty
cultivated; not indigenous; not of spontaneous growth; as, artificial grasses
Origin: [L. artificialis, fr. artificium: cf. F. artificiel. See Artifice.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'Artificial' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4506
Rank popularity for the word 'Artificial' in Adjectives Frequency: #601
The numerical value of Artificial in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of Artificial in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of Artificial in a Sentence
The natural order of things is artificial.
There are no artificial flavors and no [added] sugars.
Real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time.
All things are artificial, for nature is the art of God.
Artificial Intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.
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- принуден, прикрит, изкуствен, неестественBulgarian
- fals, artificialCatalan, Valencian
- künstlich, unnatürlichGerman
- αφύσικος, υποκριτικός, τεχνητός, επίπλαστος, προσποιητόςGreek
- luonnoton, keinotekoinen, teennäinenFinnish
- breugach, fuadainScottish Gaelic
- מלאכותי, מלאכותיתHebrew
- innaturale, artificioso, falso, artificialeItalian
- неприроден, вештачкиMacedonian
- artificieel, kunstmatig, nagemaakt, onnatuurlijkDutch
- artificial, falsoPortuguese
- artificial, fals, nenaturalRomanian
- притворный, искусственный, ненатуральныйRussian
- konstgjord, konstladSwedish
- అసహజమైన, కృత్రిమమైనTelugu
- yapay, sahte, yapmacıkTurkish
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