- 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
- The unusual language and repetition made the story seem unreal.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- In 1849, after the failure of the German parliament at Frankfort, the king had joined with the sovereigns of Prussia and Saxony to form the "three kings' alliance"; but this union with Prussia was unreal, and with the king of Saxony he soon transferred his support to Austria and became a member of the "four kings' alliance."