What does unreal mean?

Definitions for unrealʌnˈri əl, -ˈril

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word unreal.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. unreal(adj)

    lacking in reality or substance or genuineness; not corresponding to acknowledged facts or criteria

    "ghosts and other unreal entities"; "unreal propaganda serving as news"

  2. unreal(adj)

    not actually such; being or seeming fanciful or imaginary

    "this conversation is getting more and more unreal"; "the fantastically unreal world of government bureaucracy"; "the unreal world of advertising art"

  3. artificial, unreal(adj)

    contrived by art rather than nature

    "artificial flowers"; "artificial flavoring"; "an artificial diamond"; "artificial fibers"; "artificial sweeteners"

  4. insubstantial, unsubstantial, unreal(adj)

    lacking material form or substance; unreal

    "as insubstantial as a dream"; "an insubstantial mirage on the horizon"


  1. unreal(Adjective)

    fake; not real

  2. unreal(Adjective)

    larger or more fantastic than typical of real life.

    I just had an unreal hamburger.

  3. Origin: Negating prefix un- + adjective real

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unreal(adj)

    not real; unsubstantial; fanciful; ideal


  1. Unreal

    Unreal is a first-person shooter video game developed by Epic MegaGames and Digital Extremes and published by GT Interactive in May 1998. It was powered by an original gameplay and physics engine that now bears the game's name, one that had been in development for over three years in founder Tim Sweeney's garage before the game was released. Since the release of Unreal, the franchise has had one sequel and two different series based on the Unreal universe. One official bonus pack, the Epic-released Fusion Map Pack, can be downloaded free of charge. Unreal Mission Pack: Return to Na Pali was released in June 1999, and added new missions to the single player campaign of Unreal. Unreal and Return to Na Pali would later be bundled together as Unreal Gold. Additionally, the games were updated to run on the Unreal Tournament version of the game engine.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unreal

    un-rē′al, adj. not real: having appearance only, illusive.—v.t. Unrē′alīse, to divest of reality.—ns. Unrē′alism, Unreal′ity, want of reality or existence.—adv. Unrē′ally.

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Anagrams for unreal »

  1. neural

  2. Lauren

  3. ulnare


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unreal in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unreal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Antonis Sofiadelis:

    The flow is unreal.

  2. Mariano Rajoy:

    This is a fictitious, unreal candidature.

  3. Wayne Gretzky:

    I think you have been an unreal prime minister.

  4. Doyle Miller:

    My reaction right now is it's not real, it's unreal.

  5. Tampa Bay:

    The bigger the game, the better he plays, it's unreal to watch.

Images & Illustrations of unreal

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