ETYM Latin artificialis, from artificium: cf. French artificiel. Related to Artifice.
1. Artificially formal; SYN. contrived, stilted.
2. Contrived by art rather than nature; SYN. unreal.
3. Not arising from natural growth or characterized by vital processes.
ETYM Etymol. uncertain.
Fraudulent; having a misleading appearance; SYN. fake, phony, phoney, bastard.
1. Resembling cardboard especially in flimsiness; SYN. flimsy.
2. Without substance; SYN. unlifelike.
1. Artificial as if portrayed in a film; SYN. synthetic.
2. Of or made from celluloid.
Obviously planned or schemed; labored, artificial
Having the appearance of being real but lacking capacity to function.
ETYM Latin factitius, from facere to make. Related to Fact, Fetich.
Not produced by natural forces.
Produced by humans or artificial forces; artificial; spurious.
Poorly made or done; made cheaply; down without care or expertise