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synonyms for unreal

  • dreamlike
  • false
  • fanciful
  • hallucinatory
  • illusory
  • immaterial
  • unbelievable
  • artificial
  • insubstantial
  • unsubstantial
  • aerial
  • chimerical
  • delusive
  • fabled
  • fabulous
  • fictitious
  • fictive
  • figmental
  • ideal
  • imaginary
  • imagined
  • impalpable
  • insincere
  • intangible
  • invented
  • legendary
  • misleading
  • mock
  • mythical
  • nebulous
  • nonexistent
  • notional
  • ostensible
  • phantasmagoric
  • pretended
  • seeming
  • sham
  • storybook
  • suppositious
  • supposititious
  • theoretical
  • visionary

antonyms for unreal

MOST RELEVANT
  • actual
  • authentic
  • genuine
  • real
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How to use unreal in a sentence

Even as I looked I saw the features of a human countenance—and yet not human either, so spectral was it, so unreal and strange.
UNCANNY TALESVARIOUS
Her own like experiences seemed far away, unreal, and only half remembered.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
It was all unreal, as unreal as the baseless fabric of a dream; and yet it was real, wondrously real.
THE EVERLASTING ARMSJOSEPH HOCKING
The way seemed perfectly plain, and yet everything seemed intangible, unreal.
THE EVERLASTING ARMSJOSEPH HOCKING
Hope had gone, dreams were unreal and vanishing as the mist that crawled along the bog-pools at night.
THE UNDERWORLDJAMES C. WELSH
"That phrase is often applied to mining or other unreal flights for fortune," said the judge, with a dry smile.
YOU NEVER KNOW YOUR LUCK, COMPLETEGILBERT PARKER
The revenue and the trade were robbed by the smuggler; and the manufacturer was deluded by an unreal protection.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND IN THREE VOLUMES, VOL.III.E. FARR AND E. H. NOLAN
You will pardon me for having dissipated the unreal and yet harassing phantoms which infested your mind.
LETTERS TO EUGENIAPAUL HENRI THIRY HOLBACH
Outside, the night was soft and welcoming, unreal after the light and color, an enchanted wilderness of moonlight splendor.
COUNTRY NEIGHBORSALICE BROWN
There is something unreal about it all, something that makes one think of the Arabian Nights and an enchanted garden.
ROUND THE WONDERFUL WORLDG. E. MITTON
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO UNREAL

  • abstruse
  • complex
  • deep
  • hypothetical
  • ideal
  • indefinite
  • intellectual
  • nonconcrete
  • philosophical
  • recondite
  • transcendent
  • transcendental
  • unreal
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.