Artificial Synonyms and Antonyms

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Synonyms for Artificial

Fraudulent; not genuine; sham; false
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Made or caused by human beings; artificial, synthetic, etc.
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Synthetic is defined as something made via a chemical reaction.
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The definition of contrived is something that seems made-up or forced, or that doesn't ring true.
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Deliberately untrue:
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Not trustworthy; dubious or fallacious:
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Made in imitation; artificial, especially of an inferior quality.
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(Now Rare) Fictitious; imagined
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Deliberate; premeditated
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The definition of an intrigue is something that is done secretly through plotting.
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Made by humans rather than occurring in nature; artificial or synthetic:
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Fraudulent; fake; having a misleading appearance.
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Cleverness or ingenuity in making or doing something; art or skill:
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Of or designating a food that imitates another in some way
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Made to imitate something else; artificial
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The definition of substitute is someone or something used in place of another person or thing.
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Characterized by a lack of the emotions, attitudes, or behavior regarded as natural, normal, or right
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Made of plastic
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The definition of pseudo is someone or something fake, false or pretend.
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Imaginary; conjured in someone's imagination, especially when imagined by a child
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Artificial, stylized, or affected
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Said of things
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Taken for granted; supposed:
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Based on false or misleading information or unjustified assumptions.
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Assuming the appearance of something; deceitful; hypocritical.
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Lacking authenticity or genuineness; sham:
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Concocted or fabricated, especially in order to deceive or mislead; make up:
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Excessively dramatic or emotional; affected.
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(Of a sound) Distant, eerie; echoing, reverberating, as if in a hollow space; dull, muffled; often low-pitched.
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The definition of an imitation is something that is made to look like something else.
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In an artificial environment outside a living organism:
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Said of things
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Supposed; alleged:
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Serving as or relating to a prosthesis.
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Sham means not real or fake.
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Done with or marked by excessive effort; forced:
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Made to conform to some style
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Of, relating to, or suitable for dramatic performance or the theater.
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Artificial behavior meant to impress others; mannerism for effect
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A mobile robot or automaton, especially one that resembles a human.
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A structure or finding in an experiment or investigation that is not a true feature of the object under observation, but is a result of external action, the test arrangement, or an experimental error.
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(Uncountable) The quality of being artificial or produced unnaturally.
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A self-operating machine or mechanism, especially a robot.
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Deception is defined as an untrue falsehood, or is the act of lying to or tricking someone.
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A person or event that provides a sudden and unexpected solution to a difficulty.
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(Countable, bridge) A technique which allows one to promote tricks based on a favorable position of one or more cards in the hands of the opponent.
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An opening in chess in which the player risks one or more minor pieces, usually a pawn, in order to gain a favorable position.
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In Jewish folklore, an artificially created human supernaturally endowed with life.
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A nearly human creature; specif., any of the earliest ancestors of modern man
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The act or instance of engaging in deception under an assumed name or identity.
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Inventive skill or imagination; cleverness.
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The quality of being inventive; the faculty of inventing.
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An artful or secret plot or scheme, esp. one with evil intent
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A movement or combination of movements involving skill and dexterity:
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The quality of being pretentious.
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Such a substitute
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(Chemistry) a white, crystalline powder, C7H5NO3S, used as an artificial sweetener in food products
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The duplicating or reproducing of certain characteristics or conditions, as of a system or physical process, by the use of a model or representation, for study, training, etc.
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A deceptive tactic designed to gain the upper hand. Typically, involves underhanded dealings and obfuscation.
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Any plan, action, or device used to hide one's true objective, evade a difficult or unpleasant situation, etc.; stratagem; artifice
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Theatrical behaviour and mannerisms
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A feat of magic or legerdemain.
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(By extension) not genuine
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(Informal) Make-believe
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Habitually phony or dishonest:
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Very great
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Affected in speech, manners, etc.; pretentiously refined
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(US, colloquial) corny; overly or unbelievably sentimental
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The definition of stilted is artificially or unnaturally formal, or something that is standing on stilts.
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(Slang) So remarkable as to elicit disbelief; fantastic.
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Something contrived, as a mechanical device or a clever plan.
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Antonyms for Artificial

Free of pretense, falsehood, or affectation:
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Really being what it is said to be or coming from the alleged source or origin; not counterfeit or artificial; real; true; authentic
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Not elaborate, ornate, or ostentatious:
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Not changed, affected, or influenced
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Words Related to Artificial

Affected is defined as a situation when something impacts you or is something that was directed towards you and resulted in some emotional or other change in you.
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Made by human beings instead of nature
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(Logic) Of the state in Boolean logic that indicates an affirmative or positive result.
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(Especially when capitalized) Holy.
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Sincere; frank:
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Clear; unencumbered; equal; fair.
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Synonym Study

  • Counterfeit and spurious are applied to a careful imitation deliberately intended to deceive counterfeit money, a spurious signature
  • Ersatz , which refers to an artificial substitute, always implies an inferior substance ersatz coffee made from chicory
  • Synthetic is applied to a substance that is produced by chemical synthesis and is used as a substitute for a natural substance which it resembles synthetic dyes
  • Artificial is applied to anything made by human work, esp. if in imitation of something natural artificial hair
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