What does unreal mean?

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

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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

    Etymology: Negating prefix un- + adjective real

  2. unreal(Adjective)

    larger or more fantastic than typical of real life.

    I just had an unreal hamburger.

    Etymology: 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

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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. Wayne Gretzky:

    I think you have been an unreal prime minister.

  2. An Alabama woman:

    It was just unreal that kids the age that we think is doing it would do something like that.

  3. Tiger Woods:

    It's overwhelming just because of what has transpired, last year I was very lucky to be playing again. At the previous Champions Dinner I was really struggling and missed a couple of years of not playing this great tournament and now I'm Tiger Woods. Twenty two years between wins, it's a long time and it's unreal for me to experience this. My Mom was here, My Mom was there in 1997 as well. I'm just so happy and excited and I'm at a loss for words.

  4. Mikko Rantanen:

    We needed to win this game and he was unreal.

  5. Byron Smith:

    It's pretty unreal for me to play in this thing finally, i grew up here in the desert and been coming here for a long time. So, to play in it is pretty special. ... It's a home game. I'm just super excited because it's a dream come true.

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