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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 of hallucination chimera, conceit, daydream, delusion, dream, fancy, figment, fantasy, illusion, nonentity, phantasm (also fantasm), pipe dream, unreality, visionWords Related to hallucination 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 of hallucination actuality, fact, reality

  2. 2 a false idea or belief the common hallucination that gluttony during the holiday season doesn't have consequences Synonyms of hallucination delusion, error, falsehood, falsity, fallacy, illusion, misbelief, misconception, myth, old wives' tale, untruthWords Related to hallucination 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 of hallucination truth, verity

Synonym Discussion of hallucination

delusion, illusion, hallucination, mirage mean something that is believed to be true or real but that is actually false or unreal. delusion implies an inability to distinguish between what is real and what only seems to be real, often as the result of a disordered state of mind.
    • delusions of persecution
illusion implies a false ascribing of reality based on what one sees or imagines.
    • an illusion of safety
hallucination implies impressions that are the product of disordered senses, as because of mental illness or drugs.
    • suffered from terrifying hallucinations
mirage in its extended sense applies to an illusory vision, dream, hope, or aim.
    • claimed a balanced budget is a mirage


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