Definition of unreal adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌʌnˈrɪəl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌnˈriːəl//
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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. She felt curiously unreal, as if she were in the midst of a dream.
  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.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: unreal