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illusion

il·lu·sion

illusion

 
 
pronunciation:
ih lu zhn
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a fantasy or idea that results in a mistaken perception of reality.
 
synonyms:
fantasy, phantasm, pipe dream
similar words:
chimera, delusion, fancy, fool's paradise, idea, mirage, nonentity, phantasmagoria
definition 2: the state of deception that is caused by a false perception.
synonyms:
delusion
similar words:
deception, hallucination, phantom, trick
definition 3: a false thought or idea.
They worked hard, in the illusion that they would soon be free.
synonyms:
conceit, delusion, dream, misbelief, misconception, notion, phantasm, pipe dream, will-o'-the-wisp
antonyms:
fact
similar words:
chimera, error, fallacy, fancy, figment, hallucination, idea, mirage, phantasmagoria
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derivation: illusionary (adj.)
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