What is the opposite of real?

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(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.”
(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.”
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.”
Opposite of free from any intent to deceive or impress
“Her supposed empathy lacked authenticity and felt artificial from the start.”
Opposite of rightly so called
“Everyone was justifiably dubious of their relationship, considering the dirty laundry they had aired in public.”
Opposite of important or serious in nature
“I wouldn't concern myself with such trivial matters.”
Opposite of absolute in nature
“The draw was a partial victory for one team who had attained enough points to qualify for the finals.”
(informal) Opposite of honest in a blunt manner
“Their well-wishes sound incredibly contrived and rehearsed.”
(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.”
Opposite of to a complete or absolute degree
Opposite of that which is material, tangible, or physical
Opposite of having or showing whole, sincere and enthusiastic support
Opposite of having a legitimate right to property, position, or status
(generic intensifier) Opposite of extreme or absolute in degree
“I am intrigued by your mitigated sense of self-righteousness, but not entirely surprised.”
Opposite of essential, innate or inherent to something
Opposite of characterized by the lack of artificial additives or preservative treatment
“I do not trust that processed foods will agree with my body.”
Opposite of used to emphasize the extent of something unpleasant or bad
“Many believed he would make an excellent manager after his latest promotion.”
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.”
Opposite of of the same origin as claimed
“This is not the first time he has presented us with plagiarized work.”
Opposite of to a very large or great degree
“It was somewhat deflating to discover that block of margarine masquerading as butter.”
(informal, for real) Opposite of in a genuine, true, serious, or earnest manner
“It is unlikely to be worth anything.”
Opposite of to the greatest degree
“There is only slightly more rain in this region during autumn compared to spring.”
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