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artificial

ar·ti·fi·cial

artificial

 
 
pronunciation:
ar tih fI shl
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: made by human beings; not natural.
He can walk now with an artificial leg.
 
synonyms:
man-made, synthetic
antonyms:
natural
similar words:
manufactured
definition 2: not true or sincere; pretended.
Her apology sounded artificial.
synonyms:
unnatural
antonyms:
natural
similar words:
insincere, plastic
derivations: artificially (adv.), artificiality (n.)
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The word artificial contains the following part:
-al2, -ial, -ual Latin adjective-forming suffix that means pertaining to
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The suffix -al2, -ial attaches primarily to nouns (national , environmental ) but sometimes to Latin or Greek roots (final , capital , comical ) to form adjectives. See also -ar1.