Is there a word for something not feeling real but is real? When you go somewhere or see a picture of someplace and it feels as if it isn’t real and for a moment you are wondering if it’s just a dream and it’s just your imagination but really it is real it just looks so amazing for example the glowing water in the Maldives and the glowing water fall in Puerto Rico.


Puerto Rico




This is the picture I am trying to say feels this way, I am talking about how the water looks and makes me feel like that= https://images.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http%3A%2F%2Fi.dailymail.co.uk%2Fi%2Fpix%2F2015%2F04%2F30%2F19%2F2828D3A900000578-0-image-a-1_1430420241031.jpg&imgrefurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailymail.co.uk%2Fnews%2Farticle-3063104%2FChemical-reaction-causes-ghostly-fog-sweep-Welsh-beach.html&docid=XuTLMpcaeK57YM&tbnid=2yEnOznM5l0iiM%3A&vet=1&w=962&h=645&hl=en-gb&source=sh%2Fx%2Fim

This is not the only thing I mean I also mean just anything that feels that way.I would like to use it to describe the setting of a place saying that it feels unreal yet it is real, however I would like to say that without saying it like that.

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  • What kind of a thing is it? You haven't told us enough. – Xanne Sep 27 '17 at 10:01
  • Have changed it now is it more specific? – user259160 Sep 27 '17 at 18:18
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  • I accept any answer that can help me with the question, and haven’t come up with any words that could be used in the way I wish to however I can add a link to a specific photo I used for the piece of writing I need this for – user259160 Sep 27 '17 at 19:28


having the qualities of surrealism; bizarre.

"a surreal mix of fact and fantasy"

synonyms: unreal, bizarre, unusual, weird, strange, freakish, unearthly, uncanny, dreamlike, phantasmagorical

"a backdrop of surreal images"

  • But I would not describe the works of surrealist artists as "real but seemingly unreal". To me they have no vestige of reality at all, except in a vague metaphysical sense. – WS2 Sep 26 '17 at 22:23
  • Thanks so would you call this surreal ? images.google.co.uk/… – user259160 Sep 27 '17 at 18:19

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