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English noun: spectre

1. spectre (person) a ghostly appearing figure


SamplesWe were unprepared for the apparition that confronted us.


Synonymsapparition, fantasm, phantasm, phantasma, phantom, specter


Broader (hypernym)disembodied spirit, spirit


Narrower (hyponym)Flying Dutchman

2. spectre (cognition) a mental representation of some haunting experience


SamplesHe looked like he had seen a ghost.
It aroused specters from his past.


Synonymsghost, shade, specter, spook, wraith


Broader (hypernym)apparition, fantasm, phantasm, phantasma, phantom, shadow









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