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hallucination

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of hallucination

  1. 1 a conception or image created by the imagination and having no objective reality <were the voices real, or merely a hallucination?> Synonyms chimera, conceit, daydream, delusion, dream, fancy, figment, fantasy, 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

  2. 2 a false idea or belief <the common hallucination that gluttony during the holiday season doesn't have consequences> Synonyms delusion, error, falsehood, falsity, fallacy, illusion, misbelief, misconception, myth, old wives' tale, untruthRelated Words factoid; superstition; fiction, pretense (or pretence); distortion, inaccuracy, misapprehension, miscomprehension, misinterpretation, misjudgment, misperception, misunderstanding; misinformation, misknowledge, misreport, misrepresentation, misstatement; sophism, sophistry; fib, half-truth, lie, story, taleAntonyms truth, verity





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