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fantasy

noun
variants: also phantasy

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 a conception or image created by the imagination and having no objective reality
  • a constant daydreamer who started to believe his own fantasies

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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

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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

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fantasy

verb

Synonyms of fantasy (Entry 2 of 2)

to form a mental picture of
  • She regularly fantasies exciting adventures.

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The first known use of fantasy was in the 14th century

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“Fantasy.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/fantasy. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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