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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 of fantasy conceit [chiefly dialect], conceive, conjure (up), dream, envisage, envision, fancy, fantasize, imagine, feature, ideate, image, picture, see, vision, visualizeWords Related to fantasy 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
variants: also

phantasy

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 of fantasy chimera, conceit, daydream, delusion, dream, fancy, figment, hallucination, illusion, nonentity, phantasm (also fantasm), pipe dream, unreality, vision Words Related to fantasy 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 of fantasy 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 of fantasy contrivance, creativity, fancy, imagination (also phantasy), ideation, imaginativeness, invention, inventiveness, originalityWords Related to fantasy 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 of fantasy 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 of fantasy fable, fabrication, fiction (also phantasy), figment, inventionWords Related to fantasy anecdote, narrative, novel, story, tale, yarn; fairy tale, falsehood, falsity, fib, lie, mendacity, misrepresentation, prevarication, untruth, whopper; make-believeNear Antonyms of fantasy actuality, realnessAntonyms of fantasy fact, materiality, reality



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