Definition of synthetic:
makeshift, faux, mimic, dummy, nonnatural, hypothetical, substitute, Celluloid, simulated, synthetic substance, artificial, human-made, pretended, imaginary, combining, pretend, synthetical, agglutinative, semisynthetic, counterfeit, fictitious, polysynthetic, made-up, man-made, sham, inflectional, manufactured, factitious, unreal, imitative.
- false (part of speech: adjective)
pretentious (part of speech: adjective)
- "This Crowded Earth", Robert Bloch.
- "Null-ABC", Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire.
- "Darwin and Modern Science", A.C. Seward and Others.