Definition of make-believe
- a fiction writer's childish willingness to immerse himself in make-believe
- —John Updike
chimerical (also chimeric), fabulous, fanciful, fantasied, fantastic (also fantastical), fictional, fictitious, ideal, imaginal, imaginary, imagined, invented, made-up, mythical (or mythic), notional, phantasmal, phantasmic, phantom, pretend, unreal, visionary;
: things that are imagined or pretended to be true or real
: not real
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