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3 definitions found
 for unreal
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Unreal \Un*re"al\, a.
     Not real; unsubstantial; fanciful; ideal.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  unreal
      adj 1: lacking in reality or substance or genuineness; not
             corresponding to acknowledged facts or criteria; "ghosts
             and other unreal entities"; "unreal propaganda serving as
             news" [ant: existent, real]
      2: 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" [ant: real(a)]
      3: contrived by art rather than nature; "artificial flowers";
         "artificial flavoring"; "an artificial diamond"; "artificial
         fibers"; "artificial sweeteners" [syn: artificial,
         unreal] [ant: natural]
      4: lacking material form or substance; unreal; "as insubstantial
         as a dream"; "an insubstantial mirage on the horizon" [syn:
         insubstantial, unsubstantial, unreal] [ant: material,
         real, substantial]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  130 Moby Thesaurus words for "unreal":
     Barmecidal, Barmecide, affected, air-built, airy, apocryphal,
     apparent, apparitional, artificial, assumed, autistic, bastard,
     bogus, brummagem, chimeric, chimerical, cloud-built, colorable,
     colored, counterfeit, counterfeited, deceptive, delusional,
     delusionary, delusive, delusory, dereistic, distorted, dreamlike,
     dreamy, dressed up, dummy, embellished, embroidered, erroneous,
     ersatz, ethereal, factitious, fake, faked, fallacious, false,
     falsified, fancied, fanciful, fantastic, fatuitous, fatuous,
     feigned, fictional, fictitious, fictive, figmental, fraudulent,
     garbled, gaseous, gossamery, hypothetical, illegitimate,
     illusional, illusionary, illusive, illusory, imaginary,
     imaginational, imagined, imitation, immaterial, junky, made-up,
     make-believe, man-made, merely nominal, misleading, mock, mythical,
     nonexistent, not real, notional, ostensible, perverted,
     phantasmagoric, phantasmal, phantom, phantomlike, phony, pinchbeck,
     pretended, pseudo, put-on, quasi, queer, rarefied, seeming,
     self-deceptive, self-deluding, self-styled, shadowy, sham, shoddy,
     simulated, so-called, soi-disant, specious, spectral, spirituous,
     spurious, subtile, subtle, supposititious, synthesized, synthetic,
     tenuous, theoretical, tin, tinsel, titivated, twisted, unactual,
     unauthentic, unfounded, ungenuine, unnatural, unrealistic,
     unsubstantial, vaporous, visional, visionary, warped, windy
  
  

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