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Definition of artificial:

  1. Artful; cunning; crafty.
  2. Cultivated; not indigenous; not of spontaneous growth; as, artificial grasses.
  3. Feigned; fictitious; assumed; affected; not genuine.
  4. 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.

Synonyms:

conventionalised, ersatz, feigned, pseudo, insincere, stylised, unsubstantial, near, schmaltzy, painted, bathetic, unnatural, arranged, conventionalized, mushy, precious, spurious, sentimental, schmalzy, synthetic, honest, plain, unlifelike, natural, real, faux, affected, phony, fictitious, dummy, false, semisynthetic, simulated, pretended, inorganic, sham, unreal, fake, manmade, hokey, genuine, factitious, manufactured, soupy, pretend, coloured, insubstantial, Celluloid, colored, man-made, kitschy, stilted, maudlin, staged, drippy, culture, stylized, make-believe, bleached, mawkish, dyed, contrived, slushy, cardboard, plastic, substitute, true, good, soppy, imitation.

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