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Definition of Artificial

Artificial

  1. Made or contrived by art; produced or modified by human skill and labor, in opposition to natural; as, artificial heat or light, gems, salts, minerals, fountains, flowers.
  2. Feigned; fictitious; assumed; affected; not genuine.
  3. Artful; cunning; crafty.
  4. Cultivated; not indigenous; not of spontaneous growth; as, artificial grasses.

Artificial Quotations

Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real.
Thomas Merton

In truth, politeness is artificial good humor, it covers the natural want of it, and ends by rendering habitual a substitute nearly equivalent to the real virtue.
Thomas Jefferson

Kings are not born: they are made by artificial hallucination.
George Bernard Shaw

If religion were true, its followers would not try to bludgeon their young into an artificial conformity; but would merely insist on their unbending quest for truth, irrespective of artificial backgrounds or practical consequences.
H. P. Lovecraft

Prayer does not use up artificial energy, doesn't burn up any fossil fuel, doesn't pollute. Neither does song, neither does love, neither does the dance.
Margaret Mead
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Artificial Translations

artificial in Afrikaans is kunstig, onnatuurlik
artificial in Danish is kunstig
artificial in Dutch is gekunsteld, gewrongen, gemaakt
artificial in French is artificiel
artificial in Italian is artefatto
artificial in Latin is facticius
artificial in Norwegian is kunstig
artificial in Spanish is artificial
artificial in Swedish is artificiell, konstgjord

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