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Synonyms for figment
ˈfɪg məntfig·ment

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. figment

    Fiction is now chiefly used of a prose work in narrative form in which the characters are partly or wholly imaginary, and which is designed to portray human life, with or without a practical lesson; a romance portrays what is picturesque or striking, as a mere fiction may not do; novel is a general name for any continuous fictitious narrative, especially a love-story; fiction and novel are used with little difference of meaning, except that novel characterizes a work in which the emotional element is especially prominent. The moral of the fable is expressed formally; the lesson of the fiction, if any, is inwrought. A fiction is studied; a myth grows up without intent. A legend may be true, but can not be historically verified; a myth has been received as true at some time, but is now known to be false. A fabrication is designed to deceive; it is a less odious word than falsehood, but is really stronger, as a falsehood may be a sudden unpremeditated statement, while a fabrication is a series of statements carefully studied and fitted together in order to deceive; the falsehood is all false; the fabrication may mingle the true with the false. A figment is something imaginary which the one who utters it may or may not believe to be true; we say, "That statement is a figment of his imagination." The story may be either true or false, and covers the various senses of all the words in the group. Apologue, a word simply transferred from Greek into English, is the same as fable. Compare ALLEGORY.

    Synonyms:
    allegory, apologue, fable, fabrication, falsehood, fiction, invention, legend, myth, novel, romance, story

    Antonyms:
    certainty, fact, history, literalness, reality, truth, verity

Princeton's WordNet

  1. figmentnoun

    a contrived or fantastic idea

    "a figment of the imagination"

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. figmentnoun

    Synonyms:
    invention, fiction, fabrication, fable

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. figmentnoun

    Synonyms:
    fabrication

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "figment":

    chimera, product, fruit

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How to use figment in a sentence?

  1. Stephen King:

    You cannot condemn a man for what may only be a figment of your own imagination.

  2. Polk County:

    He was seeking out Amber, who wanted to commit suicide, who was a victim of sex trafficking and it was all a figment of his imagination, all fiction, all made up by him. There was no victims of sex crime in that house.

  3. Phineas Elisha:

    The Islamic state is a figment of their imagination. They are just going into your house and saying they have taken over.

  4. Herbert Hoover:

    Engineering is a great profession. There is the fascination of watching a figment of the imagination emerge through the aid of science to a plan on paper. Then it moves to realisation in stone or metal or energy. Then it brings homes to men or women. Then it elevates the standard of living and adds to the comforts of life. This is the engineer's high privilege.


Translations for figment

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  • измислицаBulgarian
  • Hirngespinst, Erfindung, FantasieproduktGerman
  • πλάσμαGreek
  • quimera, ficción, espejismo, ensueñoSpanish
  • illusion, chimère, rêvasserie, vaticination, utopie, vue de l'esprit, rêve, fiction, divagation, fantasmagorie, déconnage, romanFrench
  • ֆիկցիաArmenian
  • הַמצָאָהHebrew
  • figmentumLatin
  • выдумка, домысел, фикция, ложь, вымыселRussian
  • ఫిగ్మెంట్Telugu
  • hayalTurkish
  • انگورUrdu
  • 虚构Chinese

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