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Ignis fatuus synonyms

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A false belief that is resistant to confrontation with actual facts.
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  1. A false belief that is resistant to confrontation with actual facts.
  2. A false belief or perception strongly held in spite of invalidating evidence, especially as a symptom of mental illness, as in schizophrenia.
  3. (Psychiatry) A false, persistent belief maintained in spite of evidence to the contrary
A false or mistaken idea.
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  1. A false or mistaken idea.
  2. The apparent perception of sights, sounds, etc. that are not actually present: it may occur in certain mental disorders
  3. Perception of visual, auditory, tactile, olfactory, or gustatory experiences without an external stimulus and with a compelling sense of their reality, usually resulting from a mental disorder or as a response to a drug.
An erroneous perception of reality:
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  1. An erroneous perception of reality:
  2. Something that is erroneously perceived or construed:
  3. The misleading image resulting in such a false impression
Something that falsely appears to be real
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  1. Something that falsely appears to be real
  2. An image formed under certain atmospheric conditions, in which objects appear to be reflected or displaced or in which nonexistent objects seem to appear. For example, the difference in the index of refraction between a low layer of very hot air and a higher level of cold air can cause light rays, travelling down from an object (such as the sky or a cloud) and passing through ever warmer air, to be refracted back up again. An observer viewing these light rays perceives them coming up off the ground, and thus sees the inverted image of the object, which appears lower than the object really is. In this way the sky itself can be reflected, resulting in the mirage of a distant lake.
  3. (Figuratively) An illusion.
A perception of something that has no physical reality; figment of the mind; esp., a specter, or ghost
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  1. A perception of something that has no physical reality; figment of the mind; esp., a specter, or ghost
  2. (Philos.) A mental impression of a real person or thing
  3. Something apparently seen but having no physical reality; a phantom or an apparition.
Alternative form of phantasm.
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Alternative spelling of will o' the wisp.
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  1. Alternative spelling of will o' the wisp.
  2. (Idiomatic, British folklore) A strange light that attracts travellers from pathways into dangerous marshes or graveyards.
  3. Any hope or goal that leads one on but is impossible to reach
Find another word for ignis-fatuus. In this page you can discover 8 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for ignis-fatuus, like: delusion, hallucination, illusion, mirage, phantasm, phantasma, will-o'-the-wisp and real.