American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having qualities attributed to or associated with surrealism: "Even with most facilities shut down ... a few mavericks managed to slip into the park to sample the almost surreal emptiness before the shutdown ended.” ( Peter H. King).
- adj. Having an oddly dreamlike quality.
- adj. characterized by fantastic imagery and incongruous juxtapositions
- adj. resembling a dream
- Back-formation from surrealism. (Wiktionary)
- Back-formation from surrealism. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Can someone tell me how surreal is realted to Satean, Lucivar and Daemon?”
“And whatever comes beyond surreal is what describes these three men in particular, none of whom has ever been distinguished by his previous tender concern for racial minorities lied upon, denied upon and systematically cheated of their square of the American Dream, telling us '' racism '' is what happens when a Hispanic woman says something dumb about white men.”
“These expose students to hypothetical conundrums involving individuals in surreal circumstances suddenly facing life and death decisions, or present contentious public policy questions and explore the range of respectable progressive opinions for resolving them.”
“How crazy and surreal is it that the Watchmen characters are on the cover of Entertainment Weekly?”
“And as everybody waited for the president-elect to make his speech, after being elected it just became, again I use the word surreal, but it just was a climactic moment.”
“And as everybody waited for the president-elect to make his speech after being elected, it just became, again, I use the word surreal, but it was just a climactic moment.”
“What makes it all a little surreal is that before I start, I log onto Final Fantasy and immediately get tagged by a friend to help him camp a notorious monster.”
“Another element, a subjective one, is if there is a certain surreal, or frankly, weird side to the crime.”
“What then raises this from the bizarre to the surreal is that the initial court reference was made in June 2004 and there was a very detailed preliminary judgement in December 2005.”
“For Jenkins's Storker Project, he dropped "tape babies" in surreal urban contexts.”
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