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Synonyms for artificial

Synonyms for artificial

made by human beings instead of nature

made to imitate something else

not genuine or sincere

artificially genteel

marked by unnaturalness, pretension, and often a slavish love of fads

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contrived by art rather than nature

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artificially formal

not arising from natural growth or characterized by vital processes

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He joined the poet and essayist Han Yu in condemning the artificialities and restrictions of the pianwen style and in urging a return to the simple and flexible classical prose style.
In later centuries, a reaction against the artificialities of the genre, combined with new attitudes to the natural man and the natural scene, resulted in a sometimes bitter injection of reality into the rustic scenes of many poets and novelists.