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