Definitions

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  • noun The state of being incongruous or surreal.
  • noun That which is surreal; a surreal entity, event or other fact.

Etymologies

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From French surréalité, equivalent to surreal +‎ -ity.

Examples

  • There is one story that makes no sense without the explanation, which is based on manzai comedy, but I just considered it an exercise in surreality, so it fit right in with the rest of the book.

    Del Rey Chibis: Sayonara Zetsubou-Sensei 4, Gakuen Prince 3, Kitchen Princess novel » Manga Worth Reading

  • Of course, there are plenty of bomb-throwing blogs on the left and the right that don't have this "reality-based" meme, but why are so many that embrace that reality tag living in surreality?

    September 2005

  • Of course, there are plenty of bomb-throwing blogs on the left and the right that don't have this "reality-based" meme, but why are so many that embrace that reality tag living in surreality?

    Surreality-Based Blogs

  • Of course, there are plenty of bomb-throwing blogs on the left and the right that don't have this "reality-based" meme, but why are so many that embrace that reality tag living in surreality?

    Archive 2005-09-01

  • Without the stellar writing that fueled the books/radio show/etc., you're left with an empty shell of banal surreality, which is unforgivable given that this series has -- built right in -- the greatest plot contrivance in the history of storytelling: the Infinite Improbability Drive.

    May 2nd, 2005

  • The "surreality" of network television is a part of our daily lives.

    Parvez Sharma: The Martyrdom of Benazir Bhutto

  • For those too engrossed (during the last week) by the latest hit "surreality" show, "Harriet and Scooter", directed by those entertainment wizards, the Compassionate Conservatives, the following is a listing of some other shows that aired (but went largely unnoticed) during the week obtained from C-SPAN's CapitalNews.

    "Surreality" shows and deadly "Comedies"

  • But who needs reality while there is 'surreality', right?

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  • But who needs reality while there is 'surreality', right?

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  • - but the timeless survival saga quickly morphs into something very different: A new-fangled reality (or perhaps "surreality") TV show with life and death stakes.

    Ben Sherwood: Rock Stars: How the Story of the 33 Chilean Miners Breaks All the Rules

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