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Synonyms for illusion
ɪˈlu ʒən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. illusion, semblance(noun)

    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, fancy(noun)

    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 game(noun)

    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, deception(noun)

    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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. illusion(n.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. illusion(n)

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

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How to use illusion in a sentence?

  1. M. C. Escher:

    Originality is merely an illusion.

  2. Ze Frank:

    Any individual entity that presumes to understand the rules that guide this space is under an illusion.

  3. Wes Craven:

    All of us have the potential of being evil, the idea of the American dream community is an illusion. And the thought that you can construct a society that is free of evil is dangerous because you start to act very self-righteously.

  4. Ehsan Sehgal:

    I highly respect freedom of press and speech, and I am sure you too. Whenever I read history, and try to understand a character of Vampire that survives in its Gloomy House after sucking the blood of a virgin; indeed, it defines an illusion. If I compare that with the White House, where ever, it exists; transparently, it demonstrates the same description; however, it falls not under an illusion; it verifies a reality of survival. The solution everyone knows, need only the courage for the peace of entire humanity on the blue planet.

  5. Abdoulaye Diop:

    Unless we help the Libyans to have a state structure, to have a security apparatus which is able to control these terrorist organizations, it will be just an illusion to think that we can have security and stability in the Sahel.

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