Antonyms of adj unreal

4 senses of unreal

Sense 1
unreal (vs. real) -- (lacking in reality or substance or genuineness; not corresponding to acknowledged facts or criteria; "ghosts and other unreal entities"; "unreal propaganda serving as news")

real (vs. unreal), existent -- (being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory; "real objects"; "real people; not ghosts"; "a film based on real life"; "a real illness"; "real humility"; "Life is real! Life is earnest!"- Longfellow)
        => actual -- (taking place in reality; not pretended or imitated; "we saw the actual wedding on television"; "filmed the actual beating")
        => actual, factual -- (existing in act or fact; "rocks and trees...the actual world"; "actual heroism"; "the actual things that produced the emotion you experienced")
        => objective, documentary -- (emphasizing or expressing things as perceived without distortion of personal feelings, insertion of fictional matter, or interpretation; "objective art")
        => historical -- (having once lived or existed or taken place in the real world as distinct from being legendary; "the historical Jesus"; "doubt that a historical Camelot every existed"; "actual historical events")

Sense 2
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")

real(prenominal) (vs. unreal) -- (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")
        => proper (prenominal) -- (having all the qualities typical of the thing specified; "wanted a proper dinner; not just a snack"; "he finally has a proper job")
        => true (prenominal) -- (rightly so called; "true courage"; "a spirit which true men have always admired"; "a true friend")

Sense 3
artificial (vs. natural), unreal -- (contrived by art rather than nature; "artificial flowers"; "artificial flavoring"; "an artificial diamond"; "artificial fibers"; "artificial sweeteners")


Sense 4
insubstantial (vs. substantial), unsubstantial, unreal -- (lacking material form or substance; unreal; "as insubstantial as a dream"; "an insubstantial mirage on the horizon")


Similarity of adj unreal

4 senses of unreal

Sense 1
unreal (vs. real) -- (lacking in reality or substance or genuineness; not corresponding to acknowledged facts or criteria; "ghosts and other unreal entities"; "unreal propaganda serving as news")
       => dreamed (prenominal) -- (conceived of or imagined or hoped for; "his dreamed symphony that would take the world of music by storm")
       => envisioned, pictured, visualized, visualised -- (seen in the mind as a mental image; "the glory of his envisioned future"; "the snow-covered Alps pictured in her imagination"; "the visualized scene lacked the ugly details of real life")
       => eye-deceiving, trompe-l'oeil (prenominal) -- (creating the illusion of seeing reality; "the visual deception of trompe-l'oeil art")
       => fabled, legendary -- (celebrated in fable or legend; "the fabled Paul Bunyan and his blue ox"; "legendary exploits of Jesse James")
       => fabricated, fancied, fictional, fictitious -- (formed or conceived by the imagination; "a fabricated excuse for his absence"; "a fancied wrong"; "a fictional character")
       => fabulous, mythic, mythical, mythologic, mythological -- (based on or told of in traditional stories; lacking factual basis or historical validity; "mythical centaurs"; "the fabulous unicorn")
       => fanciful, imaginary, notional -- (not based on fact; unreal; "the falsehood about some fanciful secret treaties"- F.D.Roosevelt; "a small child's imaginary friends"; "to create a notional world for oneself")
       => fantastic, fantastical -- (existing in fancy only; "fantastic figures with bulbous heads the circumference of a bushel"- Nathaniel Hawthorne)
       => hallucinatory -- (characterized by or characteristic of hallucination ; "the bizarre hallucinatory dreams of fever"- Jean Stafford)
       => illusional, illusionary -- (marked by or producing illusion; "illusionary stage effects")
       => illusive, illusory -- (based on or having the nature of an illusion; "illusive hopes of finding a better job"; "Secret activities offer presidents the alluring but often illusory promise that they can achieve foreign policy goals without the bothersome debate and open decision that are staples of democracy")
       => make-believe, pretend -- (imagined as in a play; "the make-believe world of theater"; "play money"; "dangling their legs in the water to catch pretend fish")
          Also See-> artificial#1, unreal#3; counterfeit#1, imitative#3; insincere#1; supernatural#1; unrealistic#1

Sense 2
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")
       => deceptive, delusory -- (causing one to believe what is not true or fail to believe what is true; "deceptive calm"; "a delusory pleasure")
       => dreamlike, surreal -- (resembling a dream; "night invested the lake with a dreamlike quality"; "as irrational and surreal as a dream")
       => phantom -- (something apparently sensed but having no physical reality; "seemed to hear faint phantom bells"; "the amputee's illusion of a phantom limb")

Sense 3
artificial (vs. natural), unreal -- (contrived by art rather than nature; "artificial flowers"; "artificial flavoring"; "an artificial diamond"; "artificial fibers"; "artificial sweeteners")
       => arranged, staged -- (deliberately arranged for effect; "one of those artfully staged photographs")
       => bionic -- (having particular physiological functions augmented or replaced by electronic or electromechanical components)
       => bleached, colored, coloured, dyed -- ((used of color) artificially produced; not natural; "a bleached blonde")
       => cardboard, unlifelike -- (without substance; "cardboard caricatures of historical figures")
       => celluloid, synthetic -- (artificial as if portrayed in a film; "a novel with flat celluloid characters")
       => conventionalized, conventionalised, stylized, stylised -- (using artistic forms and conventions to create effects; not natural or spontaneous; "a stylized mode of theater production")
       => dummy -- (having the appearance of being real but lacking capacity to function; "a dummy corporation")
       => ersatz, substitute -- (artificial and inferior; "ersatz coffee"; "substitute coffee")
       => factitious -- (not produced by natural forces; "brokers created a factitious demand for stocks")
       => fake, false, faux, imitation, simulated -- (not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article; "it isn't fake anything; it's real synthetic fur"; "faux pearls"; "false teeth"; "decorated with imitation palm leaves"; "a purse of simulated alligator hide")
       => man-made, semisynthetic, synthetic -- (not of natural origin; prepared or made artificially; "man-made fibers"; "synthetic leather")
       => near -- (closely resembling the genuine article; "near beer"; "a dress of near satin")
       => painted -- (lacking substance or vitality as if produced by painting; "in public he wore a painted smile")
          Also See-> counterfeit#1, imitative#3; unreal#1

Sense 4
insubstantial (vs. substantial), unsubstantial, unreal -- (lacking material form or substance; unreal; "as insubstantial as a dream"; "an insubstantial mirage on the horizon")
       => aeriform, aerial, airy, aery, ethereal -- (characterized by lightness and insubstantiality; as impalpable or intangible as air; "figures light and aeriform come unlooked for and melt away"- Thomas Carlyle; "aerial fancies"; "an airy apparition"; "physical rather than ethereal forms")
       => shadowy, wraithlike -- (lacking in substance; "strange fancies of unreal and shadowy worlds"- W.A.Butler; "dim shadowy forms"; "a wraithlike column of smoke")
       => stringy -- (consisting of or containing string or strings)
          Also See-> immaterial#3, nonmaterial#1

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