Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not real or substantial; illusory.
  • adj. Slang So remarkable as to elicit disbelief; fantastic.
  • adj. Surreal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. fake; not real
  • adj. larger or more fantastic than typical of real life.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not real; unsubstantial; fanciful; ideal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not real; not substantial; having appearance only; illusive; ideal.
  • Unpractical; visionary.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. contrived by art rather than nature
  • adj. lacking in reality or substance or genuineness; not corresponding to acknowledged facts or criteria
  • adj. lacking material form or substance; unreal
  • adj. not actually such; being or seeming fanciful or imaginary

Etymologies

Negating prefix un- + adjective real (Wiktionary)

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