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  • as inpipe dream
  • as inspeculate

synonyms for pipe-dream

  • daydream
  • wishful thinking
  • air castle
  • airy hope
  • castle in the air
  • castle in the sky
  • chimera
  • false hope
  • fantastic notion
  • fantasy
  • fool's paradise
  • golden dream
  • pie in the sky
  • unreal hope
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antonyms for pipe-dream

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  • reality
  • disregard
  • ignore
  • neglect
  • dismiss
  • forget
  • know
  • abstain
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How to use pipe-dream in a sentence

A commission with baked-in credibility and distance from the noisy din of Congress is a pipe dream.
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The idea of using spaceships to travel from one point on the Earth’s surface to another has been around since at least the 1960s, but the cost and complexity of the idea have meant it’s been little more than a pipe dream.
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Engineering hundreds of cells related to Alzheimer’s—and to share with scientists globally—was a pipe dream just two decades ago.
A MASSIVE NEW GENE EDITING PROJECT IS OUT TO CRUSH ALZHEIMER’SSHELLY FANAPRIL 13, 2021SINGULARITY HUB 
Comprehensive immigration reform is a pipe dream, but some Senate Democrats are hoping to tie key immigration provisions to the next big reconciliation push.
SENATE DEMOCRATS HOPE TO TIE KEY IMMIGRATION PROVISIONS TO NEXT RECONCILIATION PUSHKADIA GOBAMARCH 5, 2021AXIOS
In the latest edition of our Confessions series, where we exchange anonymity for honesty, the managing director at a global media agency holding group explains why getting paid fairly remains a pipe dream for many of their contemporaries.
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Last year, one team from Canada suggested the goal isn’t a pipe dream.
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Aristide washed and powdered Jean himself, the landlord lounging by, pipe in mouth, administering suggestions.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
Drone: the largest tube of a bag-pipe, giving forth a dull heavy tone.
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
The pipe has a modern look and is altogether unlike those found by the English in use among the Indians in Virginia.
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She would never forget it; but realizing its gravity, she decided thereupon never to tell it—the dream—to anybody.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
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WORDS RELATED TO PIPE-DREAM

  • build castles in air
  • conceive
  • dream
  • envision
  • fancy
  • fantasize
  • hallucinate
  • imagine
  • moon
  • muse
  • pipe-dream
  • stargaze
  • trip out
  • woolgather
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