Real and Unreal


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Real adjective – Being exactly as appears or as claimed.
Usage example: this shirt is real silk, not polyester

Unreal is an antonym for real in genuine in existence topic.
Nearby Words: realize, realise, reality, realistic, really
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Unreal adjective – Not real and existing only in the imagination.
Usage example: the unreal world of TV sitcoms

Real is an antonym for unreal in fake topic.
Nearby Words: unrealistic, unreality
Antonyms for Unreal
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character real character unreal character
battle real battle unreal battle

Both words in one sentence

  • Film / In the Mouth of Madness Hobb's End seems to become real/unreal purely through Cane's words.
  • Nested Story Reveal What makes this trope different from All Just a Dream is that in the latter a character undergoes a transition between the unreal and real world that comes as a surprise to both her and the audience.
  • Creator / Markham Shaw Pyle I am in the hospital, where everything, real and unreal (and surreal), is lived in the present continuous.
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