What is the opposite of real?

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Adjective
(imaginary) Opposite of actually being or existing
“I remember a time as a child when I immersed myself in an imaginary world of made-up creatures.”
Adjective
(conjectural) Opposite of actually being or existing
“It is their reliance on conjectural statements based on outward similarities that detract from the book as a whole.”
Adjective
Opposite of officially recognized as possessing certain qualifications or meeting certain standards
“The fake page does have a realistic look to it, complete with a flashy cover graphic.”
Adjective
Opposite of free from any intent to deceive or impress
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“Her supposed empathy lacked authenticity and felt artificial from the start.”
Adjective
Opposite of rightly so called
“Everyone was justifiably dubious of their relationship, considering the dirty laundry they had aired in public.”
Adjective
Opposite of important or serious in nature
“I wouldn't concern myself with such trivial matters.”
Adjective
Opposite of absolute in nature
“The draw was a partial victory for one team who had attained enough points to qualify for the finals.”
Adjective
(informal) Opposite of honest in a blunt manner
“Their well-wishes sound incredibly contrived and rehearsed.”
Adjective
(informal) Opposite of to be under no illusion, or to be serious about a matter
“You are deluded if you think things are going to work out between the two of you.”
Adjective
Opposite of not mixed or adulterated with any other substance or material
“The solution was mixed and contaminated, thus, rendering it useless for our experiments.”
Adjective
Opposite of relating to things perceived through the senses, as opposed to the mind
“He was simply trying to paint a picture of a possible or intelligible immaterial world.”
Adjective
Opposite of having a legitimate right to property, position, or status
Adjective
(generic intensifier) Opposite of extreme or absolute in degree
“I am intrigued by your mitigated sense of self-righteousness, but not entirely surprised.”
Adjective
Opposite of having or showing enthusiastic support
Adjective
Opposite of essential, innate or inherent to something
Adjective
Opposite of characterized by the lack of artificial additives or preservative treatment
“I do not trust that processed foods will agree with my body.”
Adjective
Opposite of used to emphasize the extent of something unpleasant or bad
“Many believed he would make an excellent manager after his latest promotion.”
Adjective
Opposite of existing independently of the mind
“Four categories of irrational beliefs are defined, representing thinking modes which are nonempirical and reflect an absolutistic view of reality.”
Adjective
Opposite of of the same origin as claimed
“This is not the first time he has presented us with plagiarized work.”
Adverb
Opposite of to a very large or great degree
“It was somewhat deflating to discover that block of margarine masquerading as butter.”
Adverb
(informal, for real) Opposite of in a genuine, true, serious, or earnest manner
“It is unlikely to be worth anything.”
Adverb
Opposite of to the greatest degree
“There is only slightly more rain in this region during autumn compared to spring.”
Adverb
(informal) Opposite of to a very large or great degree
“Just make sure you are adequately hydrated when running around in this heat.”
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