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English noun: phantasy

1. phantasy (cognition) something many people believe that is false

SamplesThey have the illusion that I am very wealthy.

Synonymsfancy, fantasy, illusion

Broader (hypernym)misconception

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

2. phantasy (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. phantasy (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

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