Synonyms for phantom

Synonyms for (noun) phantom

Synonyms: apparition, shadow, phantasm, phantasma, phantom, fantasm

Definition: something existing in perception only

Usage: a ghostly apparition at midnight

Similar words: illusion, semblance

Definition: an erroneous mental representation

Synonyms: phantasm, phantasma, phantom, specter, spectre, apparition, fantasm

Definition: a ghostly appearing figure

Usage: we were unprepared for the apparition that confronted us

Similar words: disembodied spirit, spirit

Definition: any incorporeal supernatural being that can become visible (or audible) to human beings

Synonyms for (adj) phantom

Synonyms: phantom

Definition: something apparently sensed but having no physical reality

Usage: seemed to hear faint phantom bells; the amputee's illusion of a phantom limb

Similar words: unreal

Definition: not actually such; being or seeming fanciful or imaginary

Usage: this conversation is getting more and more unreal; the fantastically unreal world of government bureaucracy; the unreal world of advertising art

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