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Definition of "surreal" []

  • Having qualities attributed to or associated with surrealism: "Even with most facilities shut down ... a few mavericks managed to slip into the park to sample the almost surreal emptiness before the shutdown ended.” ( Peter H. King). (adjective)
  • Having an oddly dreamlike quality. (adjective)
  • Suggestive of surrealism; dreamlike (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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Use "surreal" in a sentence
  • "Can someone tell me how surreal is realted to Satean, Lucivar and Daemon?"
  • "And whatever comes beyond surreal is what describes these three men in particular, none of whom has ever been distinguished by his previous tender concern for racial minorities lied upon, denied upon and systematically cheated of their square of the American Dream, telling us '' racism '' is what happens when a Hispanic woman says something dumb about white men."
  • "These expose students to hypothetical conundrums involving individuals in surreal circumstances suddenly facing life and death decisions, or present contentious public policy questions and explore the range of respectable progressive opinions for resolving them."