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[suh-ree-uh-lis-tik] /səˌri əˈlɪs tɪk/
of, relating to, or characteristic of surrealism; surreal.
having features typical or reminiscent of those depicted in surrealistic painting or drawing:
the moon's surrealistic landscape.
Origin of surrealistic
1925-30; surrealist + -ic
Related forms
surrealistically, adverb
nonsurrealistic, adjective
nonsurrealistically, adverb
unsurrealistic, adjective
unsurrealistically, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the web for surrealistic
  • At nights, the empty shell of the building seems surrealistic, with the humming generators.
  • In this dark and surrealistic landscape a drizzle of soot and oil flashes in our headlights and stains our protective gauze masks.
  • Whereas the book was lyrical and moving, the movie is surrealistic and inventive.
  • It is surrealistic, with surrealism's menace and refusal to explain itself.
  • The group creates outrageous, surrealistic large-scale interdisciplinary performances that entertain and delight.
Word Origin and History for surrealistic

1930, from surrealist (see surrealism) + -ic.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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