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unreal

adjective uk   /ʌnˈrɪəl/ us    /-ˈriːl/

unreal adjective (IMAGINARY)

as if imagined; strange and dream-like: The whole bizarre evening had an unreal quality to it.

unreal adjective (SURPRISING)

C1 slang extremely or surprisingly good: He gave you £5,000? Man, that's unreal!
unreality
noun [U] uk   /ˌʌn.riˈæl.ɪ.ti/ us    /-ə.t̬i/
There was an air of unreality about the visit, as if I'd stepped into another world for two weeks.
Translations of “unreal”
in Spanish irreal…
in French irréel…
in German unwirklich…
in Chinese (Traditional) 想像的, 不真實的, 虛幻的…
in Russian нереальный…
in Turkish gerçek dışı, hayalî…
in Chinese (Simplified) 想象的, 不真实的, 虚幻的…
in Polish nierealny, nierzeczywisty…
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