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[ fan-tuh-see, -zee ]SEE DEFINITION OF fantasy

Synonyms for fantasy

  • delusion
  • fancy
  • illusion
  • nightmare
  • reverie
  • vision
  • Atlantis
  • apparition
  • appearance
  • bubble
  • chimera
  • conceiving
  • creativity
  • daydream
  • envisioning
  • externalizing
  • fabrication
  • fairyland
  • fancying
  • fantasia
  • figment
  • flight
  • hallucination
  • imaginativeness
  • imagining
  • invention
  • mirage
  • objectifying
  • originality
  • rainbow
  • trip
  • utopia
  • vagary
  • air castle
  • flight of imagination
  • fool's paradise
  • head trip
  • mind trip
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Antonyms for fantasy

  • actuality
  • certainty
  • fact
  • reality
  • truth
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FANTASY

The journal in question attributes with good reason this fantasy to sadism.

Oh, yes, these fantasy movies—we're a little worried about them.

He fancied he saw her now, not as the heroine of his fantasy, but just as she was.

Howbeit, the following deserves a place as the tail-flounce of his Fantasy.

He went on with that fantasy, but at this point Kate ceased to attend.

That this slight thing should have trapped his fantasy surprised her.

Indeed, I was bewildered by this fantasy of weeping and nonsense.

He shuddered at the fantasy that his feverish imagination was creating.

This seems strange to the verge of fantasy, but it is, apparently, true.

If I had a laddie,––God save me for indulging in such a fantasy!

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "illusory appearance," from Old French fantaisie (14c.) "vision, imagination," from Latin phantasia, from Greek phantasia "appearance, image, perception, imagination," from phantazesthai "picture to oneself," from phantos "visible," from phainesthai "appear," in late Greek "to imagine, have visions," related to phaos, phos "light," phainein "to show, to bring to light" (see phantasm). Sense of "whimsical notion, illusion" is pre-1400, followed by that of "imagination," which is first attested 1530s. Sense of "day-dream based on desires" is from 1926.

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  • fool's paradise
  • pipe dream
  • unrealistic goal
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