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Another word for phantasm

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Noun
  1. A supernatural being, such as a ghost

  2. An illusory mental image

      1. The mystical experience of seeing something that is not in fact present to the eye or is supernatural.
      2. Unusual competence in discernment or perception; intelligent foresight:
      3. The faculty of sight; eyesight:
      1. A dreamy, fanciful, or visionary notion or daydream
      2. Dreamy thinking or imagining, esp. of agreeable things; fanciful musing; daydreaming
      3. An extravagant conceit of the imagination; a vision.
      1. A fine transparent net fabric, used for dresses or trimmings.
      2. Something that is erroneously perceived or construed:
      3. A trick, as one designed or performed by a stage magician, appearing to defy ordinary physical laws
      1. Something invented, made up, or fabricated:
      1. The category of literature, drama, film, or other creative work whose content is imagined and is not necessarily based on fact.
      2. Something accepted as fact for the sake of convenience, although not necessarily true
      3. Narrative, explanatory material, or belief that is not true or has been imagined or fabricated:
      1. An imagined event or sequence of mental images, such as a daydream, usually fulfilling a wish or psychological need.
      2. (Music) A coin issued especially by a questionable authority and not intended for use as currency.
      3. A genre of fiction or other artistic work characterized by fanciful or supernatural elements.
      1. The mental faculty through which whims, visions, and fantasies are summoned up; imagination, especially of a whimsical or fantastic nature.
      2. The enthusiasts or fans of a sport or pursuit considered as a group.
      3. (Rare) Critical taste or judgment in art, dress, etc.
      1. A series of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations occurring involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep.
      2. (Informal) One that is exceptionally gratifying, excellent, or beautiful:
      3. A wild fancy or unrealistic hope:
      1. A spontaneous and fanciful series of thoughts while awake not connected to immediate reality.
      2. A pleasant, dreamlike thinking or wishing; reverie
      3. A dreamlike musing or fantasy while awake, especially of the fulfillment of wishes or hopes.
    See also:

    real

  3. An erroneous perception of reality

      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
      1. An optical illusion in which the image of a distant object, as a ship or an oasis, is made to appear nearby, floating in air, inverted, etc.: it is caused by the refraction of light rays from the object through layers of air having different densities as the result of unequal temperature distributions
      2. An optical phenomenon that creates the illusion of water, often with inverted reflections of distant objects, and results from distortion of light by alternate layers of hot and cool air.
      3. (Figuratively) An illusion.
      1. An erroneous perception of reality:
      2. Something that is erroneously perceived or construed:
      3. The misleading image resulting in such a false impression
      1. A deceptive hope, goal, or influence; delusion
      2. A light seen at night moving over swamps or marshy places, believed to be caused by the combustion of gases arising from decaying organic matter
      3. Something that misleads or deludes; an illusion.
      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.
      1. A false belief or opinion:
      2. A false belief that is resistant to confrontation with actual facts.
      3. (Psychiatry) A false, persistent belief maintained in spite of evidence to the contrary
    See also:

    real

Another word for phantasm

Noun
      1. A fine transparent net fabric, used for dresses or trimmings.
      2. A trick, as one designed or performed by a stage magician, appearing to defy ordinary physical laws
      3. The misleading image resulting in such a false impression
      1. The mystical experience of seeing something that is not in fact present to the eye or is supernatural.
      2. Unusual competence in discernment or perception; intelligent foresight:
      3. The faculty of sight; eyesight:
      1. A ghostly figure; a specter.
      2. A sudden or unusual sight:
      3. Anything that appears unexpectedly or in an extraordinary way
    See also:

    ghost