Antonyms of adj surreal

2 senses of surreal

Sense 1
phantasmagoric, phantasmagorical, surreal, surrealistic -- (characterized by fantastic imagery and incongruous juxtapositions; "a great concourse of phantasmagoric shadows"--J.C.Powys; "the incongruous imagery in surreal art and literature")

INDIRECT (VIA unrealistic) -> realistic -- (aware or expressing awareness of things as they really are; "a realistic description"; "a realistic view of the possibilities"; "a realistic appraisal of our chances"; "the actors tried to create a realistic portrayal of the Africans")

Sense 2
dreamlike, surreal -- (resembling a dream; "night invested the lake with a dreamlike quality"; "as irrational and surreal as a dream")

INDIRECT (VIA unreal) -> real -- (no less than what is stated; worthy of the name; "the real reason"; "real war"; "a real friend"; "a real woman"; "meat and potatoes--I call that a real meal"; "it's time he had a real job"; "it's no penny-ante job--he's making real money")

Similarity of adj surreal

2 senses of surreal

Sense 1
phantasmagoric, phantasmagorical, surreal, surrealistic -- (characterized by fantastic imagery and incongruous juxtapositions; "a great concourse of phantasmagoric shadows"--J.C.Powys; "the incongruous imagery in surreal art and literature")
       => unrealistic (vs. realistic) -- (not realistic; "unrealistic expectations"; "prices at unrealistic high levels")

Sense 2
dreamlike, surreal -- (resembling a dream; "night invested the lake with a dreamlike quality"; "as irrational and surreal as a dream")
       => unreal (vs. real) -- (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")

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