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chimera

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of chimera

  1. a conception or image created by the imagination and having no objective reality <a monster in the closet would not have been the first chimera that the boy had seen in his mind's eye> Synonyms fantasy, conceit, daydream, delusion, dream, fancy, figment, hallucination, illusion, nonentity, phantasm (also fantasm), pipe dream, unreality, visionRelated Words ignis fatuus, mirage, will-o'-the-wisp; brainchild, idea; concoction, fable, fabrication, fiction, invention; envisaging, imaging, visualization; cloud-cuckoo-land, cloudland, Shangri-la, utopia; daymare, nightmareNear Antonyms actuality, fact, reality




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