artificial · adjective /ˌɑrt̬.əˈfɪʃ.əl/Full view
artificial (NOT NATURAL)
B2 not natural, but made by people
Dictionary examples:

an artificial flower/lake

artificial flavors

Learner example:

Zoos are artificial settings for animals. (First Certificate in English; B2; Spanish)

artificial (NOT SINCERE)
C2 not sincere
Dictionary examples:

an artificial smile

Their cheerfulness seemed strained and artificial.

Learner example:

Miss Bartlett probably comes from the poorer part of the family and that is why she always tries to show her unselfishness to Lucy but this is done in a very artificial and annoying way. (Certificate of Proficiency in English; C2; Dutch)

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