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Synonyms for illusion
ɪˈlu ʒənil·lu·sion

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. illusion

    A delusion is a mistaken conviction, an illusion a mistaken perception or inference. An illusion may be wholly of the senses; a delusion always involves some mental error. In an optical illusion the observer sees either what does not exist, or what exists otherwise than as he sees it, as when in a mirage distant springs and trees appear close at hand. We speak of the illusions of fancy or of hope, but of the delusions of the insane. A hallucination is a false image or belief which has nothing, outside of the disordered mind, to suggest it; as, the hallucinations of delirium tremens. Compare DECEPTION; INSANITY.

    Synonyms:
    delusion, error, fallacy, hallucination, phantasm

    Antonyms:
    actuality, certainty, fact, reality, truth, verity

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. illusion

    Synonyms:
    dream, mockery, deception, delusion, hallucination, phantasm, vision, myth, false show, error, fallacy

    Antonyms:
    fora, reality, body, substance

Princeton's WordNet

  1. illusion, semblancenoun

    an erroneous mental representation

    Synonyms:
    deception, legerdemain, fantasy, trick, delusion, phantasy, magic trick, thaumaturgy, head game, color, fancy, semblance, likeness, colour, magic, gloss, conjuration, conjuring trick

  2. illusion, fantasy, phantasy, fancynoun

    something many people believe that is false

    "they have the illusion that I am very wealthy"

    Synonyms:
    deception, legerdemain, fantasy, trick, delusion, phantasy, magic trick, thaumaturgy, head game, conjuring trick, fancy, fondness, semblance, magic, conjuration, partiality

  3. delusion, illusion, head gamenoun

    the act of deluding; deception by creating illusory ideas

    Synonyms:
    hallucination, deception, legerdemain, psychotic belief, fantasy, trick, delusion, phantasy, magic trick, head game, conjuring trick, fancy, thaumaturgy, magic, conjuration, semblance

  4. magic trick, conjuring trick, trick, magic, legerdemain, conjuration, thaumaturgy, illusion, deceptionnoun

    an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers

    Synonyms:
    deception, fantasy, joke, trick, incantation, legerdemain, phantasy, magic trick, dissembling, caper, semblance, head game, put-on, fast one, dissimulation, fancy, delusion, thaumaturgy, antic, conjury, prank, misrepresentation, magic, invocation, whoremaster, john, conjuration, deceit, whoremonger, conjuring trick, conjuring

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. illusionnoun

    Synonyms:
    delusion, hallucination, deception, error, fallacy, mockery, fantasy, phantasm, chimera, false show

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. illusionnoun

    Synonyms:
    mockery, hallucination, chimera, phantasm, delusion, glamour

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How to use illusion in a sentence?

  1. Liu Hu:

    This kind of social control is against the tide of the world. The Chinese people’s eyes are blinded and their ears are blocked. They know little about the world and are living in an illusion.

  2. Pedro Calderon de la Barca, Life is a Dream:

    What is life? An illusion, a shadow, a story, And the greatest good is little enough: for all life is a dream, and dreams themselves are only dreams.

  3. Real Live Preacher:

    I think people want their illusions and writers are mostly illusion. When you read their words, you read a flattened, incomplete version of the writer.

  4. David Schonfeld:

    If you can say to yourself,' if only I had been there or if only I had been more cautious or if only I had done something or not done something that I did.' That gives you the illusion that you can control future events by simply not making that mistake again, the alternative is understanding that you had no role in this. You could not prevent it. Therefore, you can't prevent it from happening again.

  5. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. Man is a portrait of chaos. Genetic, philosophical adaptation, in the physiognomy of chaos. 2. Comfort makes people sexless. 3. Evil is a genetic problem of thinking instincts and vices. Consciousness evolves, the revolution of the subconscious and matures from the insight that deepens in the subconscious. 4. Testosterone, estrogen and dopamine are all hormonal optimism, with a decrease in hormones you become realistic, you merge with reality, the whole and eternity itself, the number of desires decreases and there is only one desire for the family. Youth is hormones, dreams and hopes. 5. The voice of the earth, the voice of the world in which we live, which recognizes our pain and our thoughts comprehends the philosophy of chaos through the stormy timing of time, how illusions like pheromones intoxicate us and lead us into nothingness of emptiness. 6. Any illusion, like a whisper of empty hopes, human creations merge together with the eternity of the beauties of nature. The lies of illusions over time are all sophisticated and sophistication leads away from the essence of life. We do not feel the thin string of the philosophy of qi energy, the whisper of intuition, the whisper of conscience, leading to an ideal world. 7. Infinity of life and sociology of immortality in the universal cycles of life of reincarnation. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich


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