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Synonyms for illusion
ɪˈlu ʒənil·lu·sion

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English Synonyms and Antonyms3.7 / 3 votes

  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 Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote

  1. illusion

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

    Antonyms:
    fora, reality, body, substance

Princeton's WordNet3.7 / 3 votes

  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 Synonymes1.0 / 1 vote

  1. illusionnoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. illusionnoun

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

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How to use illusion in a sentence?

  1. Brandon A. Trean:

    Climbing that ladder of social hierarchy is an illusion that deludes any sense of happiness or truth.

  2. Emmanuel Macron:

    I believe this chemical attack took place, I believe my red line was crossed, the tone was very direct, the two presidents were under no illusion about what was going to happen.

  3. James Scott:

    Nietzsche said that All great things must first wear terrifying and monstrous masks in order to inscribe themselves on the hearts of humanity. Right now there is a renaissance, an awakening, we are breaking the narrative illusion, the mask, that eats away at the face.

  4. Abhi Raynott:

    When you realize needing nothing attracts everything. You don't have to be perfect. You just need to be good. Good for yourself. Good for others. Well, for life. Do good and good will come to you. See the good and the good we will be in everything you look at. Beauty is in the magic of the soul, in the purity and sincerity of the heart. Everything else is an illusion.

  5. MIZZ:

    The thing which you see, feel or touch is not real but an illusion.


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