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noun as in illusion

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A phantasm is that which, not being a true counterpart of reality, is yet so like it as to be mistaken for reality.

His eyes stared wonderingly at the grotesque face like a lingering phantasm of fevered dreams.

Was all this nothing,—a dream, a splendid phantasm, to be rent away like a crimson cloud?

His desire to be with her was the desire to escape the phantasm of the woman haunting to subjugate him when they were separate.

At times faith grows faint, and I think it all a delusion—a phantasm—a dream.

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On this page you'll find 56 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to phantasm, such as: apparition, dream, fancy, fantasy, image, and mirage.

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Synonyms of phantasms

  • as in visions
  • as in apparitions
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  • unrealities
  • hallucinations
  • pipe dreams
  • nonentities
  • castles in the air
  • castles in Spain
  • fabrications
  • concoctions
  • visualizations
  • will - o' - the - wisps
  • ignes fatui
  • brainchildren
  • cloud - cuckoo - lands
  • Shangri - las

Antonyms & Near Antonyms

  • actualities
  • apparitions
  • materializations
  • poltergeists
  • familiar spirits
  • doppelgangers
  • doppelgängers

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Definition of phantasm noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

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Synonyms for phantasm ˈfæn tæz əm phan·tasm, this thesaurus page includes all potential synonyms, words with the same meaning and similar terms for the word phantasm ., english synonyms and antonyms rate these synonyms: 0.0 / 0 votes.

A delusion is a mistaken conviction, an illusion a mistaken perception or inference. An illusion may be wholly of the senses; a delusion always involves some mental error. In an optical illusion the observer sees either what does not exist, or what exists otherwise than as he sees it, as when in a mirage distant springs and trees appear close at hand. We speak of the illusions of fancy or of hope, but of the delusions of the insane. A hallucination is a false image or belief which has nothing, outside of the disordered mind, to suggest it; as, the hallucinations of delirium tremens. Compare DECEPTION; INSANITY.

Synonyms: delusion , error , fallacy , hallucination , illusion

Antonyms: actuality , certainty , fact , reality , truth , verity

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Synonyms: chimera , phantasma , phantom , specter , illusion , delusion , unreality , phantasy , bugbear , vision , dream , hallucination , shadow

Antonyms: reality , truth , fact , substance , verity

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apparition, phantom, phantasm, phantasma, fantasm, specter, spectre noun

a ghostly appearing figure

"we were unprepared for the apparition that confronted us"

Synonyms: spook , phantasma , shade , shadow , apparition , specter , ghost , fantasm , phantom , wraith , spectre

apparition, phantom, phantasm, phantasma, fantasm, shadow noun

something existing in perception only

"a ghostly apparition at midnight"

Synonyms: phantasma , darkness , trace , shadow , apparition , specter , dark , shadower , tincture , fantasm , phantom , tail , vestige , spectre

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Synonyms: vision ( fancied ), appearance , apparition , spectre , phantom , illusion

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Baron Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz :

Although the whole of this life were said to be nothing but a dream and the physical world nothing but a phantasm, I should call this dream or phatasm real enough, if, using reason well, we were never deceived by it.

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley :

I saw—with shut eyes, but acute mental vision—I saw the pale student of unhallowed arts kneeling beside the thing he had put together. I saw the hideous phantasm of a man stretched out, and then, on the working of some powerful engine, show signs of life and stir with an uneasy, half-vital motion. Frightful must it be, for supremely frightful would be the effect of any human endeavor to mock the stupendous mechanism of the Creator of the world.

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an apparition or specter.

a creation of the imagination or fancy; fantasy.

a mental image or representation of a real object.

an illusory likeness of something.

Origin of phantasm

  • Sometimes fan·tasm

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In short, these "solutions" represent neither principles nor pragmatism, and instead reflect dangerous phantasms and fanaticism.

Ever too the strong inward longing shaped Phantasms for itself: towards these, one after the other, must I fruitlessly wander.

It can, for example, readily detect the whereabouts of phantasms haunting localities, but not so easily those haunting people.

In this case it seems more than likely the huntsman, horse and hounds were all bona fide phantasms of the dead.

A flash went through him, like lightning in a sunless sky, conjuring up in him strange phantasms.

What a price the ambitions and cracked phantasms of that weak brain have cost the seemingly innocent population!

British Dictionary definitions for phantasm

/ ( ˈfæntæzəm ) /

an illusory perception of an object, person, etc

(in the philosophy of Plato) objective reality as distorted by perception

Derived forms of phantasm

  • phantasmal or phantasmic , adjective
  • phantasmally or phantasmically , adverb

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