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fantasy

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of fantasy

  1. to form a mental picture of <she regularly fantasies sexual encounters that she knows will never happen> Synonyms conceit [chiefly dialect], conceive, conjure (up), dream, envisage, envision, fancy, fantasize, imagine, feature, ideate, image, picture, see, vision, visualizeRelated Words daydream, stargaze; hallucinate; re-create, reflect, relive, reminisce; contemplate, meditate, muse, ponder, ruminate; concoct, fabricate, invent, make up, manufacture, plan, project; foresee, prefigure




fantasy

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of fantasy

  1. 1 a conception or image created by the imagination and having no objective reality <a constant daydreamer who started to believe his own fantasies> Synonyms chimera, conceit, daydream, delusion, dream, fancy, figment, hallucination, illusion, nonentity, phantasm (also fantasm), pipe dream, unreality, vision Related 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, nightmare Phrases castle in Spain, castle in the air Near Antonyms actuality, fact, reality

  2. 2 the ability to form mental images of things that either are not physically present or have never been conceived or created by others <the painter gave free rein to his fantasy to create pictures that capture the kind of reality we experience only in our dreams> Synonyms contrivance, creativity, fancy, imagination (also phantasy), ideation, imaginativeness, invention, inventiveness, originalityRelated Words brainstorm, brainstorming, inspiration; fecundity, fertility; ingenuity, resourcefulness; versatility; chimera, daydream, delusion, dream, figment, hallucination, illusion, mind's eye, mirage, phantasm (also fantasm), pipe dream; envisaging, visualizationNear Antonyms literality, literalness

  3. 3 something that is the product of the imagination <we were coming to the conclusion that the person Karen “saw” in the woods was another one of her fantasies> Synonyms fable, fabrication, fiction (also phantasy), figment, inventionRelated Words anecdote, narrative, novel, story, tale, yarn; fairy tale, falsehood, falsity, fib, lie, mendacity, misrepresentation, prevarication, untruth, whopper; make-believeNear Antonyms actuality, realnessAntonyms fact, materiality, reality



Variants of fantasy

also phantasy


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