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Synonyms for illusion
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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

How to pronounce illusion?

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How to say illusion in sign language?

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How to use illusion in a sentence?

  1. Geoff Ogilvy:

    It's an optical illusion on the second shot, it's uphill, but it looks downhill. It plays a fraction longer than you want it to. The stance you have wants you to hit a draw. But if you miss a shot with the ball above your feet, it's often to the right. And that's where all the trouble is.

  2. Japanese Proverb:

    Art is the illusion of spontaneity.

  3. Andr Maurois:

    'Lost Illusion' is the undisclosed title of every novel.

  4. Sorin Cerin:

    We are beings only in the extent of Our Life's Illusion.

  5. 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.


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