- not real, actual, or genuine; imaginary, fanciful, insubstantial, false, etc.
- Informal astounding, unbelievable, etc.: a hyperbolic use
The definition of unreal is something that is so odd, amazing or unusual it cannot be true or does not seem true.
If you said you saw Bigfoot, this is an example of a statement that would be considered unreal.
- Not real or substantial; illusory.
- Slang So remarkable as to elicit disbelief; fantastic.
(comparative more unreal, superlative most unreal)
Negating prefix un- + adjective real
- That which is object of thought cannot be outside consciousness; just as in mathematics -V - is an unreal quantity, so "things-in-themselves" are ex hypothesi outside consciousness, i.e.
- The unusual language and repetition made the story seem unreal.
- 1858) also wrote short popular stories characterized by a wealth of imagery and richness of language; but the characters are all mostly unreal and exaggerated.
- Locke and Hume held that the work of the mind was eo ipso unreal because it was "made by" man and not "given to" man.
- It is a phantasmagory; a drama the actors in which are not creatures of flesh and blood, but the shadows of an unreal world of allegory.