Artificiality



quality.
an thing or trait:
artificialities of speech.
Contemporary Examples

The artificiality of the TV show, when paired with the growing intimacy between the cast members, was often jarringly surreal.
The Surreal Genius of Bravo’s Rich Kids Docudrama ‘NYC Prep’ Amy Zimmerman April 22, 2014

Liberals still searched for the authenticity and energy denied them by the artificiality of capitalism and democracy.
The Revolt Against the Masses and the Roots of Modern Liberalism Fred Siegel January 25, 2014

Historical Examples

For, although the idea was excellent and proved so, its staginess, its artificiality cannot be denied.
My Austrian Love Maxime Provost

Never was it absurd; never was there a single note of artificiality in it.
Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete Albert Bigelow Paine

Our fiction, in general, is marked by an artificiality as marked as that of Eighteenth Century poetry or the later Georgian drama.
A Book of Prefaces H. L. Mencken

The work was so exquisitely done that its artificiality could not be detected.
The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries Francis Rolt-Wheeler

Indeed, the poet’s deliberate attitude of artificiality is dropped.
Egoists James Huneker

Such perfect candor and lack of artificiality was a revelation to me.
The Love Story of Abner Stone Edwin Carlile Litsey

The barriers of intellectual sloth and artificiality fell away, and men became accessible to him.
Horace and His Influence Grant Showerman

Their artificiality is at once their bane and their source of superior pride.
Beauchamp’s Career, Complete George Meredith

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