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English noun: fantasy

1. fantasy (cognition) imagination unrestricted by reality

SamplesA schoolgirl fantasy.


Broader (hypernym)imagination, imaginativeness, vision

Narrower (hyponym)dream, fairyland, fantasy life, fantasy world, phantasy life, phantasy world, pipe dream

2. fantasy (communication) fiction with a large amount of imagination in it

SamplesShe made a lot of money writing romantic fantasies.


Broader (hypernym)fiction

Narrower (hyponym)science fiction

3. fantasy (cognition) something many people believe that is false

SamplesThey have the illusion that I am very wealthy.

Synonymsfancy, illusion, phantasy

Broader (hypernym)misconception

Narrower (hyponym)bubble, ignis fatuus, will-o'-the-wisp, wishful thinking

English verb: fantasy

1. fantasy (creation) indulge in fantasies

SamplesHe is fantasizing when he says he plans to start his own company.

Synonymsfantasise, fantasize

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)conceive of, envisage, ideate, imagine

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