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n, pl -sies
an archaic spelling of fantasy
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.
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]
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|Noun||1.||phantasy - 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"
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 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"