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Synonyms for artificial

Synonyms for (adjective) artificial

Synonyms: artificial, hokey, stilted, contrived Definition: artificially formal Usage: that artificial humility that her husband hated; contrived coyness; a stilted letter of acknowledgment; when people try to correct their speech they develop a stilted pronunciation

Similar words: affected, unnatural Definition: speaking or behaving in an artificial way to make an impression

Synonyms: unreal, artificial Definition: contrived by art rather than nature Usage: artificial flowers; artificial flavoring; an artificial diamond; artificial fibers; artificial sweeteners

Similar words: arranged, staged Definition: deliberately arranged for effect Usage: one of those artfully staged photographs

Similar words: bionic Definition: having particular physiological functions augmented or replaced by electronic or electromechanical components

Similar words: bleached, colored, coloured, dyed Definition: (used of color) artificially produced; not natural Usage: a bleached blonde

Similar words: cardboard, unlifelike Definition: without substance Usage: cardboard caricatures of historical figures

Similar words: synthetic, celluloid Definition: artificial as if portrayed in a film Usage: a novel with flat celluloid characters

Similar words: stylised, stylized, conventionalised, conventionalized Definition: using artistic forms and conventions to create effects; not natural or spontaneous Usage: a stylized mode of theater production

Similar words: dummy Definition: having the appearance of being real but lacking capacity to function Usage: a dummy corporation

Similar words: substitute, ersatz Definition: artificial and inferior Usage: ersatz coffee; substitute coffee

Similar words: factitious Definition: not produced by natural forces Usage: brokers created a factitious demand for stocks

Similar words: fake, false, faux, simulated, imitation Definition: not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article Usage: it isn't fake anything; it's real synthetic fur; faux pearls; false teeth; decorated with imitation palm leaves; a purse of simulated alligator hide

Similar words: semisynthetic, synthetic, man-made Definition: not of natural origin; prepared or made artificially Usage: man-made fibers; synthetic leather

Similar words: near Definition: closely resembling the genuine article Usage: near beer; a dress of near satin

Similar words: painted Definition: lacking substance or vitality as if produced by painting Usage: in public he wore a painted smile

Synonyms: artificial Definition: not arising from natural growth or characterized by vital processes

Similar words: inorganic Definition: lacking the properties characteristic of living organisms