V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: made from artificial substances, not naturally made

Synonyms: artificial, man-made, fabricated, manufactured, unnatural, mock

Antonyms: natural, organic, real

Tips: Synthetic describes things that are not naturally made but are instead made by chemicals through a process known as synthesis. Synthetic can also be used to describe most anything deemed fake or unnatural.

Usage Examples:

I thought the sweater was made of wool, but it was actually made from synthetic fibers. (artificial, man-made, unnatural)

Jane will not use synthetic sweeteners because she does not believe they are safe. (artificial, unnatural, manufactured)

When she teased him about his bald spot, Mike put on a synthetic smile even though he was not happy. (manufactured, artificial)

She doesn't like wearing leather, so she tries to buy shoes made from synthetic materials. (man-made, manufactured)

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