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1 artificial

Contrived by art rather than nature:
— Artificial flowers.
— Artificial flavoring.
— An artificial diamond.
— Artificial fibers.
— Artificial sweeteners.

synoniem: unreal.

Roget 579: inelegant, graceless, ungraceful; harsh, abrupt; dry, stiff, cramped, formal, guinde [Fr.]; forced, labored; artificial, mannered, ... meer laten zien

Roget 702: cunning, crafty, artful; skillful etc. 698; subtle, feline, vulpine; cunning as a fox, cunning as a serpent; deep, deep laid; profound; ... meer laten zien

Roget 545: deceived etc. v.; deceiving &c.; cunning etc. 702; prestigious, prestigiatory; deceptive, deceptious; deceitful, ... meer laten zien



2 artificial

Artificially formal:
— That artificial humility that her husband hated.

synoniemen: contrived, hokey, stilted.

Roget 544: false, deceitful, mendacious, unveracious, fraudulent, dishonest, faithless, truthless, trothless; unfair, uncandid; hollow-hearted; evasive; uningenuous, ... meer laten zien

Roget 577: ornament etc. v.; beautified etc. 847; ornate, florid, rich, flowery; euphuistic, euphemistic; sonorous; high-sounding, ... meer laten zien

Roget 855: affected, full of affectation, pretentious, pedantic, stilted, stagy, theatrical, big-sounding, ad captandum; canting, insincere.    not natural, unnatural; ... meer laten zien

3 artificial

Not arising from natural growth or characterized by vital processes.


Moby betekeniswoordenboek: Gongoresque, Gongoristic, Marinistic, affected, apocryphal, assumed, bastard, bogus, brummagem, colorable, colored, concocted, contrived, counterfeit, counterfeited, cute, distorted, dressed up, dummy, elaborate ... meer laten zien.

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