Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The opposite of realism.

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  • noun uncountable The opposite of realism.
  • noun countable That which is the opposite of realism.

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  • noun a representation having no reference to concrete objects or specific examples

Etymologies

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From un- (“not”) +‎ realism.

Examples

  • What tickles me is that apparently we're not relegated to the realms of Philippine mythology for our "unrealism": Kris Aquino and the perils of the local showbiz industry have both made appearances among the finalists that I've read.

    On The 3rd Philippine Graphic/Fiction Awards

  • It was only meant to demonstrate the power of cumulative selection as compared to random selection, and show the complete unrealism of the popular notion of natural selection as "monkeys pounding on typewriters".

    The Weasel Thread

  • Whatever else you can say his unrealism about what being involved in World War I would mean is to me his most damning legacy.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Strange Case of Woodrow Wilson

  • Narrative “unrealism” -- the Gothic, supernatural, or uncanny

    Magical Money

  • It is the world of magical unrealism, a place adults don't really belong.

    Rick Ayers: Circo: The Trials of an Itinerant Mexican Circus

  • Narrative “unrealism” -- the Gothic, supernatural, or uncanny

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • September 16th, 2009 at 2: 53 pm olegt quoting Dawkins: It was only meant to demonstrate the power of cumulative selection as compared to random selection, and show the complete unrealism of the popular notion of natural selection as "monkeys pounding on typewriters".

    The Weasel Thread

  • That is not a matter of “realism” versus “unrealism,” but rather one of respect for the law, which rests on the understanding of words.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Enough with the Ridiculous Hyperbole!

  • Science fiction, we often believe, is realistic fiction projected on to the future, while fantasy is the home of unrealism, mind-speaking horses, and men magically transformed to cats.

    Science Fiction as Fantasy

  • Science fiction, we often believe, is realistic fiction projected on to the future, while fantasy is the home of unrealism, mind-speaking horses, and men magically transformed to cats.

    Archive 2008-07-01

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