Meaning of ARTIFICIAL in English

adj. Function: adjective


Synonyms: SYNTHETIC , factitious, man-made

Related Words: fabricated, fashioned, made

Contrasted Words: native

Antonyms: natural

2 taking the place of something else and especially of something finer or more costly FF1C; artificial diamonds FF1E;

Synonyms: dummy, ersatz, false, imitation, mock, sham, simulated, spurious, substitute; compare FICTITIOUS 2 , SPURIOUS 3

Related Words: fake, papier-mâché, ||pretend, unreal; hollow, painted

Contrasted Words: authentic, bona fide, genuine, real, sure-enough, true, veritable

3 lacking in spontaneity and genuineness FF1C; exchanged artificial smiles FF1E;

Synonyms: affected, assumed, feigned, put-on, spurious

Related Words: histrionic, insincere, overdone, quaint, stagy, theatrical, unnatural; cute, cutesy, goody-goody, mincing, overrefined, simpering; contrived, forced, labored

Contrasted Words: genuine, sincere, spontaneous, unaffected

Merriam Webster. Collegiate thesaurus English dictionary.      Английский энциклопедический толковый словарь тезауруса.