phantasy


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phantasy

(ˈfæntəsɪ)
n, pl -sies
an archaic spelling of fantasy

fan•ta•sy

or phan•ta•sy

(ˈfæn tə si, -zi)

n., pl. -sies, n.
1. imagination, esp. when extravagant and unrestrained.
2. the forming of mental images, esp. wondrous or strange fancies; imaginative conceptualizing.
3. the succession of mental images thus formed.
4. an imagined or conjured up sequence of events, esp. one provoked by an unfulfilled psychological need.
5. an abnormal or bizarre sequence of mental images, as a hallucination.
6. a supposition based on no solid foundation; illusion.
7. caprice; whim.
8. an imaginative or fanciful creation; intricate, elaborate, or whimiscal design.
9. a form of fiction based on imaginative or fanciful characters and premises.
v.i.
11. to form mental images; imagine; fantasize.
12. to write or play fantasias.
v.t.
13. to form mental images of; create in the mind.
[1275–1325; Middle English: imaginative faculty < Latin phantasia < Greek phantasía idea, notion]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.phantasy - something many people believe that is falsephantasy - something many people believe that is false; "they have the illusion that I am very wealthy"
misconception - an incorrect conception
bubble - an impracticable and illusory idea; "he didn't want to burst the newcomer's bubble"
ignis fatuus, will-o'-the-wisp - an illusion that misleads
wishful thinking - the illusion that what you wish for is actually true
2.phantasy - fiction with a large amount of imagination in it; "she made a lot of money writing romantic fantasies"
fiction - a literary work based on the imagination and not necessarily on fact
science fiction - literary fantasy involving the imagined impact of science on society
3.phantasy - imagination unrestricted by realityphantasy - imagination unrestricted by reality; "a schoolgirl fantasy"
imagination, imaginativeness, vision - the formation of a mental image of something that is not perceived as real and is not present to the senses; "popular imagination created a world of demons"; "imagination reveals what the world could be"
pipe dream, dream - a fantastic but vain hope (from fantasies induced by the opium pipe); "I have this pipe dream about being emperor of the universe"
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)

phantasy

see fantasy
Translations

phantasy

[ˈfæntəzɪ] Nfantasía f
References in classic literature ?
This phantasy was probably suggested by the near proximity of the Governor's red roses, as Pearl stood outside of the window, together with her recollection of the prison rose-bush, which she had passed in coming hither.
From the consideration of this question it results that physics, in so far as it is an empirical science, not a logical phantasy, is concerned with particulars of just the same sort as those which psychology considers under the name of sensations.
I made no doubt that the latter had been infected with some of the innumerable Southern superstitions about money buried, and that his phantasy had received confirmation by the finding of the scarabæus, or, perhaps, by Jupiter's obstinacy in maintaining it to be "a bug of real gold.
Among his topics are the territory of the transference and the value of phantasy interpretations: a Kleinian expansion, a case study of one patient's fear of self-definition and his depressive phantasies of disappointment and rejection, depressive anxiety and the motives for manic control, and projective identification in restricted and uncontained states of mind.
In the transference these states are often imbued with a kind of ecstatic excitement to match the phantasy of ultimate possession or merger with the ideal object.
EROL ALKAN has long been a favourite around these parts, and on Saturday the Phantasy records boss - whose new remix compilation, Reworks Volume 1, is out now - can be found playing at Williamson Tunnels for 303 Presents.
Her student work, the short Phantasy Quartet (1928), combines gentle pastoralism and ecstatic moments while the late String Quintet (1982) is leaner and less ebullient, with the final theme and variations gradually falling into silence - an austerely beautiful piece.
If you played Final Fantasy and Phantasy Star back in the day, you will absolutely love this.
Some seven years after Freud died, Melanie Klein described a phantasy found in the unconscious layers of certain patients who she called schizoid.
One is phantasy and the other is constructive imagination.
THE CONCEPTION OF THE CURRENT MOMENT as one of proliferation induces anxiety, because it threatens a phantasy of omniscience.
In this clinging the individual has cut herself or himself off from connection with the outside world and engages mostly with a world of inner phantasy, and for Laing (1960/1965) this is where psychosis originates.