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Definition of unreal adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ʌnˈriəl//
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  1. 1so strange that it is more like a dream than reality The party began to take on an unreal, almost nightmarish quality.
  2. 2not related to reality synonym unrealistic Many people have unreal expectations of what marriage will be like.
  3. 3(informal) used to say that you like something very much or that something surprises you “That's unreal!” she laughed.
noun [uncountable] She had a strange sense of unreality. An air of unreality hung over the whole ceremony.
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