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.

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. Carolee Brown:

    It's unreal. You can't really fathom what is going on, you take what you think( you should), and you just get out.

  2. Reuven Avi-Yonah:

    This is the blueprint, the illusion that you would see more patents kept in the U.S. (under the new tax law) is unreal as long as there are places you can keep them off shore where you pay 0.

  3. Julian Edelman:

    The defense was unreal holding that offense to three points. It is pretty crazy, they should be the MVP — the whole defense.

  4. Travis Tolliver:

    You know, I wasn't given up willingly like I thought for all these years, so that makes my heart feel wonderful; but it's just coming to terms with that. This whole thing still seems unreal to me.

  5. 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.

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    the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one
    • A. hypernym
    • B. encumbrance
    • C. ternion
    • D. hunch

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