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synonyms for imaginary

  • abstract
  • fanciful
  • fantastic
  • fictional
  • hypothetical
  • imagined
  • theoretical
  • unreal
  • whimsical
  • ideal
  • visionary
  • apocryphal
  • apparitional
  • assumed
  • chimerical
  • deceptive
  • delusive
  • dreamed-up
  • dreamlike
  • dreamy
  • fabulous
  • fancied
  • figmental
  • fool's paradise
  • hallucinatory
  • illusive
  • illusory
  • imaginative
  • legendary
  • made-up
  • mythological
  • nonexistent
  • notional
  • phantasmal
  • phantasmic
  • quixotic
  • shadowy
  • spectral
  • supposed
  • supposititious
  • trumped-up
  • unsubstantial

antonyms for imaginary

MOST RELEVANT
  • factual
  • ordinary
  • proven
  • real
  • practical
  • existing
  • genuine
  • physical
  • substantial
  • true
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How to use imaginary in a sentence

He was continually presenting innumerable imaginary fivers to little people.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
And then at last the man himself took to forgetting the imaginary writer and poured out words of love, warm, true, and passionate.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
It is the fate of all authors or chroniclers to create imaginary friends, and lose them in the course of art.
THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB, V. 2(OF 2)CHARLES DICKENS
He believed in demons, spirits, and dragons, and in nearly every house were idols in honour of the imaginary deities.
OUR LITTLE KOREAN COUSINH. LEE M. PIKE
These stories represent early traditions and may easily be true, though they may be merely imaginary.
KING ROBERT THE BRUCEA. F. MURISON
The imaginary fears were gone, and she became distinctly conscious of some great impending danger.
THE WORLD BEFORE THEMSUSANNA MOODIE
On this account the suggested alterations of the axis should not be taken as other than imaginary changes.
OUTLINES OF THE EARTH'S HISTORYNATHANIEL SOUTHGATE SHALER
She found this imaginary phenomenon to be soothing rather than otherwise, and resigned herself almost eagerly to the delusion.
DOPESAX ROHMER
Every people has attributed to itself some imaginary origin, yet none has approached the true one.
A PHILOSOPHICAL DICTIONARY, VOLUME 1 (OF 10)FRANOIS-MARIE AROUET (AKA VOLTAIRE)
After rubbing them down in fancy, Roger gives his horses an imaginary feed of oats.
CHILD LIFE IN TOWN AND COUNTRYANATOLE FRANCE
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO IMAGINARY

  • dainty
  • diaphanous
  • flimsy
  • fragile
  • frail
  • frivolous
  • illusory
  • imaginary
  • immaterial
  • intangible
  • light
  • rare
  • rarefied
  • tenuous
  • thin
  • vaporous
  • visionary
  • volatile
  • weightless
  • wispy
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.