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artificiality

[ahr-tuh-fish-ee-al-i-tee] /ˌɑr təˌfɪʃ iˈæl ɪ ti/
noun, plural artificialities.
1.
artificial quality.
2.
an artificial thing or trait:
artificialities of speech.
Origin
1755-1765
1755-65; artificial + -ity
Related forms
overartificiality, noun, plural overartificialities.
superartificiality, noun, plural superartificialities.
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  • We reproach the eighteenth century with its artificiality.
  • Folk forms could cleanse culture of the artificiality that, he felt, was poisoning modern life.
  • But whatever expository value this thought-experiment may turn out to have, this should not blind us to its artificiality.
  • The enhanced experimental efficiency that this approach has to offer far outweighs its artificiality drawbacks.
  • Staggering the turns so that all legs are not the same length reduces the sense of artificiality.
  • And to reflect even that year by a calculus of conditions atone moment of that year is indeed io indulge in artificiality.
  • In fact, it allows the price of these funeral goods to be kept artificiality high.
  • The hardest thing in training to overcome is artificiality.
  • There are alternatives to data suppression including data smoothing, aggregation and artificiality.
  • Carrying this point further, observable artificiality in any form must be minimized and obscured in every possible way.

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