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Definition 1: imagination unrestricted by reality - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where fantasy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a schoolgirl fantasy

Synonyms for fantasy in the sense of this definition

(fantasy is a kind of ...) the formation of a mental image of something that is not perceived as real and is not present to the senses

"popular imagination created a world of demons" "imagination reveals what the world could be"

(... is a kind of fantasy ) a fantastic but vain hope (from fantasies induced by the opium pipe)

"I have this pipe dream about being emperor of the universe"

(... is a kind of fantasy ) an imaginary life lived in a fantasy world

(... is a kind of fantasy ) something existing solely in the imagination (but often mistaken for reality)

Definition 2: something many people believe that is false - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where fantasy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they have the illusion that I am very wealthy

Synonyms for fantasy in the sense of this definition

(fantasy is a kind of ...) an incorrect conception

(... is a kind of fantasy ) an impracticable and illusory idea

"he didn't want to burst the newcomer's bubble"

(... is a kind of fantasy ) an illusion that misleads

(... is a kind of fantasy ) the illusion that what you wish for is actually true

Definition 3: fiction with a large amount of imagination in it - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where fantasy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she made a lot of money writing romantic fantasies

Synonyms for fantasy in the sense of this definition

(fantasy is a kind of ...) a literary work based on the imagination and not necessarily on fact

(... is a kind of fantasy ) literary fantasy involving the imagined impact of science on society

Definition 4: indulge in fantasies - [verb of creation]

Samples where fantasy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he is fantasizing when he says he plans to start his own company

Synonyms for fantasy in the sense of this definition

(fantasy is a kind of ...) form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case

"Can you conceive of him as the president?"

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