What does unreal mean?

Definitions for unreal
ʌnˈri əl, -ˈrilun·re·al

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unrealadjective

    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. unrealadjective

    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, unrealadjective

    contrived by art rather than nature

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

  4. insubstantial, unsubstantial, unrealadjective

    lacking material form or substance; unreal

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


  1. unrealadjective

    fake; not real

  2. unrealadjective

    larger or more fantastic than typical of real life.

    I just had an unreal hamburger.

  3. Etymology: Negating prefix un- + adjective real

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Unrealadjective


    Hence, terrible shadow!
    Unreal mock’ry, hence! William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    I with pain
    Voyag’d th’ unreal, vast, unbounded deep
    Of horrible confusion. John Milton, Par. Lost, b. x.


  1. Unreal

    Unreal is a song by American metal band Ill Niño. The song was released as the band's third and final single from their debut album Revolution Revolución.


  1. unreal

    Unreal is term often used to describe something that is so extraordinary, impressive, or astonishing that it seems as if it is not part of reality or not true. It can also refer to something that is imagined or invented rather than having physical or concrete existence.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unrealadjective

    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. ulnare

  2. Lauren

  3. neural

  4. lunare

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  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

Examples of unreal in a Sentence

  1. Rubana Huq:

    It's abysmal, it's unreal, i don't want any grant, I don't want any kind of charity, I just want the bare minimum justice for our workers.

  2. Tim Sweeney:

    Their investment will help accelerate our work around building connected social experiences in Fortnite, Rocket League and Fall Guys, while empowering game developers and creators with Unreal Engine, Epic Online Services and the Epic Games Store.

  3. Giannis Antetokounmpo:

    What he did today was unreal, he was unbelievable. Carried the team at the end. ... What I saw today was greatness. Simple as that.

  4. Dominique Luzuriaga:

    I would say good morning to you all, but in fact, this is the worst morning ever, i can't believe I'm standing in front of thousands of people in a cathedral we planned to visit later this year. All of this seems so unreal, like I'm having one of those nightmares that you never thought you'd have.

  5. Marko Grilc:

    Snowboarding is so simple, it's basically just shredding down the mountain on a piece of wood, just the stoke that you get from riding, from doing a sick line, and the happiness I saw out here was unreal. I'm sure this crew of people will have stories to tell for years to come.

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