Another word for illusion
fancy, hallucination, mirage, apparition, ghost, chimera, delusion, deception, fantasy, figment of the imagination, dream, vision, phantasm, image, trick of vision, optical illusion, myth, make-believe, dÃ©jÃ vu (French), paramnesia, castle in Spain, will-o'-the-wisp, ignis fatuus (Latin); see also dream 1, fantasy 2, vision 3, 4.
illusion suggests the false perception or interpretation of something that has objective existence perspective in drawing gives the illusion of depth; 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; hallucination implies the apparent perception, in nervous or mental disorder, of something external that is actually not present; mirage refers to an optical illusion caused by atmospheric conditions, and, in figurative use, implies an unrealizable hope or aspiration
Another word for illusionnoun
An erroneous perception of reality:delusion, hallucination, ignis fatuus, mirage, phantasm, phantasma, will-o'-the-wisp. See real
An illusory mental image:daydream, dream, fancy, fantasy, fiction, figment, phantasm, phantasma, reverie, vision. See real
A fantastic, impracticable plan or desire:bubble, castle in the air, chimera, dream, fantasy, pipe dream, rainbow. See real