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Synonyms for artificiality

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the quality of being produced by people and not occurring naturally

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Fresh and energetic, it plays out the action on a trestle set with on-stage viewers, inviting us to collude in the art and artificiality of its romantic conventions -- amorous nobleman, aided by wily barber, steals lovely girl from beneath the nose of her elderly guardian.
Poor Ben--he is honestly in love, and for teens, his devotion may outweigh the lame artificiality of Gothic-villain Mom and the more interesting intricacies of how to get a boy to fall in love.--Katherine Noone.
For all the joyful artificiality of her appearance, it gives her joy, folks, and that's what matters.
Arguing that it is not the artificiality of borders, but rather their arbitrariness, that have been a bane to Africa, with serious consequences for the politics of identity, character of conflicts, and project of nation-building, this volume argues for revising African borders (or in some cases not revising borders) based on their value to particular constituencies and on the basis of changing realities.
In Monday's High Court judgement, Mr Justice Simon said: "I have concluded that these proceedings should be struck out as abuse of the (court) process ..." The judge also found that there was "a degree of artificiality" about Karpov trying to protect his reputation in Britain.
The bench said SEBI should ensure that fraud, deceit and artificiality have no place in the securities market.
Tama Leaver begins his examination of the permutations of artificiality in popular culture by considering moments when the artificial was not at odds with the human.
Poetic forms differ in the ways they aspire to naturalness or artificiality. Poems with regular metrical or rhyme schemes often (though certainly not always) attempt to disguise or downplay the scheme, aiming for an artless-seeming inevitability of utterance so apparently natural that the reader hardly notices the artifice.
Characters, all writers or failed writers, are loopy, unsympathetic misfits, driven by curious obsessions that give them an uneasy artificiality. As with early Pynchon, plots verge on the tenderly absurd, dense premises and framed narratives designed to test the symbolic layerings implicit in the dynamic between us and our machines, for Cohen the complex addiction we have for the fetch of virtual reality and the reach of computer communications.
This latest feature reunites him with many frequent collaborators to craft a tender love story in his trademark world of heightened artificiality.
There are plenty of sub-plots concerning the love affairs of the main characters and the play is very much an attack on the artificiality of human behaviour and sentiments.
The antidote to state artificiality was authoritarianism.
This was supplanted by "artificiality, dogma and Christianity," said Knock-wood, who earned a degree in anthropology and English from Saint Mary's University in Halifax at the age of 58.
His transparent sincerity and indefatigable will to win were attractive personal qualities: there was no artificiality about Joe.