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English adjective: phantom

1. phantom something apparently sensed but having no physical reality


SamplesSeemed to hear faint phantom bells.
The amputee's illusion of a phantom limb.


Similarunreal


Antonymsreal


English noun: phantom

1. phantom (person) a ghostly appearing figure


SamplesWe were unprepared for the apparition that confronted us.


Synonymsapparition, fantasm, phantasm, phantasma, specter, spectre


Broader (hypernym)disembodied spirit, spirit


Narrower (hyponym)Flying Dutchman

2. phantom (cognition) something existing in perception only


SamplesA ghostly apparition at midnight.


Synonymsapparition, fantasm, phantasm, phantasma, shadow


Broader (hypernym)illusion, semblance


Narrower (hyponym)Flying Dutchman, flying saucer, ghost, shade, specter, spectre, spook, UFO, unidentified flying object, wraith









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