Illusion synonyms and antonyms

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A perception of something that has no physical reality; figment of the mind; esp., a specter, or ghost
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The definition of a mirage is an optical illusion, something that you believe you see but that isn't really there.
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(Informal) A fantastic idea, vain hope or plan, etc.
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The creative imagination; unrestrained fancy.
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A fanciful vision of the conscious mind; daydream; fantasy; reverie
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An inability to remember the meaning of common words
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Unreal appearance
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A form of mirage caused by a temperature inversion in the atmosphere.
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The imaginary object apparently seen, heard, etc.
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Deception is defined as an untrue falsehood, or is the act of lying to or tricking someone.
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The definition of confusion is a state of bewilderment, misunderstanding or chaos.
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Misconception
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Illusory; unreal
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An inventing or being invented
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One who returns after death.
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A daydream:
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The definition of a bubble is a thin liquid that forms into a ball around air or gas, a tiny ball of air or gas in a liquid, or something in this shape.
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(Mathematics) A real number.
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(Informal) An attempt to psychologically intimidate someone
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Involving only a complex number of which the real part is zero.
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Witchcraft; magic charm; a spell affecting the eye, making objects appear different from what they really are.
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The fact, quality, or state of being certain, especially:
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The definition of a daydream is a fantasy or series of pleasant thoughts you have when awake that helps you to escape from reality.
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The thing appearing; a visible object; a form.
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The remains of
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A vain, foolish, or incongruous fancy, or creature of the imagination; as, the chimera of an author
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(Psychiatry) A false, persistent belief maintained in spite of evidence to the contrary
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The faculty of sight; eyesight:
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The concept or character projected to the public, as by a person or institution, especially as interpreted by the mass media:
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Unreal appearance
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Some optical illusions are cognitive illusions, in which the brain makes inferences when it views a certain object.
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A popular belief or story that has become associated with a person, institution, or occurrence, especially one considered to illustrate a cultural ideal:
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Alternative form of make-believe.
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Unreal appearance
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Alternative spelling of will o' the wisp.
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A misconception or misunderstanding.
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A mistake as to the meaning of something; erroneous interpretation; misconception.
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Of or pertaining to a chimera.
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Deceiving or intended to deceive
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The definition of fictitious is made up, whether for a written story, a lie or a tale.
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Of or pertaining to ghosts or spirits.
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Tending to create an illusion.
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The definition of illusory is made to be or related to something fake or deceptive.
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Resembling, characteristic of, or being a phantom:
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Of or caused by a spectrum or spectra
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A defect in a lens or mirror that prevents light rays from being focused at a single point and results in a distorted or blurred image. &diamf3; Aberration that results in distortion of color is called chromatic aberration. &diamf3; Aberration that is caused by imperfections in the surface or shape of a spherical mirror or lens is called spherical aberration.
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(Mycology, lichenology) an abnormal form of some lichens or fungi that gives the appearance of a different species
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A mistaken thought, idea, or notion; a misunderstanding:
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Mockery is ridicule or jokes at someone's expense, or imitating something in order to be funny, or a disappointing action.
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The definition of a phenomenon is something that is observable or an extraordinary thing or person.
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Specter refers a ghost, or something that is widely feared or is a source of terror or dread.
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A deceptive hope, goal, or influence; delusion
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Literary type using invented or imaginative writing, instead of real facts, usually written as prose.
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The definition of a figment is something imagined.
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Alternative form of phantasm.
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An imaginary scheme not likely to be realized; daydream
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A similar arc or band, as one produced by a prism or by iridescence.
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A remarkable act carried out purportedly by magical means but actually by trickery or illusion, generally as a form of entertainment.
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an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers
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An effective, clever or quick way of doing something.
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A specific ritual or procedure associated with supernatural magic or with mysticism; a spell. [from 14th c.]
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Sleight of hand; skill of a stage magician
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A magic trick or magical effect.
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The working of supernatural miracles; magic
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Dated form of fantasy.
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Outward form or appearance; aspect
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Unreal appearance
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Unreal appearance
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Of or pertaining to ghosts or phantoms.
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(Mathematics, functional analysis) Of a bounded linear operator A, the set of scalar values λ such that the operator A"”λI, where I denotes the identity operator, does not have a bounded inverse; intended as a generalisation of the linear algebra sense.
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Something which has become real.
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A social gathering or activity:
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Conformity to fact or actuality:
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Synonym Study

  • Mirage refers to an optical illusion caused by atmospheric conditions, and, in figurative use, implies an unrealizable hope or aspiration
  • Hallucination implies the apparent perception, in nervous or mental disorder, of something external that is actually not present
  • Delusion implies belief in something that is contrary to fact or reality, resulting from deception, a misconception, or a mental disorder to have delusions of grandeur
  • Illusion suggests the false perception or interpretation of something that has objective existence perspective in drawing gives the illusion of depth
Find another word for illusion. In this page you can discover 86 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for illusion, like: phantasm, mirage, pipe dream, fantasy, dream, paramnesia, ignis fatuus (Latin), fata-morgana, aura, hallucination and deception.