phantasy

Primary Meanings of phantasy

1.
n
imagination unrestricted by reality
2.
v
indulge in fantasies
Full Definitions of phantasy
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n imagination unrestricted by reality

Synonyms:
fantasy
Types:
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dream, pipe dream
a fantastic but vain hope (from fantasies induced by the opium pipe)
fantasy life, phantasy life
an imaginary life lived in a fantasy world
fairyland, fantasy world, phantasy world
something existing solely in the imagination (but often mistaken for reality)
paracosm
a prolonged fantasy world invented by children; can have a definite geography and language and history
Type of:
imagination, imaginativeness, vision
the formation of a mental image of something that is not perceived as real and is not present to the senses

n fiction with a large amount of imagination in it

Synonyms:
fantasy
Types:
science fiction
literary fantasy involving the imagined impact of science on society
cyberpunk
a genre of fast-paced science fiction involving oppressive futuristic computerized societies
Type of:
fiction
a literary work based on the imagination and not necessarily on fact

n something many people believe that is false

Synonyms:
fancy, fantasy, illusion
Types:
bubble
an impracticable and illusory idea
ignis fatuus, will-o'-the-wisp
an illusion that misleads
wishful thinking
the illusion that what you wish for is actually true
Type of:
misconception
an incorrect conception
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v indulge in fantasies

Synonyms:
fantasise, fantasize, fantasy
Type of:
conceive of, envisage, ideate, imagine
form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case

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