Fantasy and Imaginary


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Fantasy verb – To form a mental picture of.
Imaginary and fantasy are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Imaginary" instead an adjective "Fantasy".
Nearby Words: fantastic, fantastical, fantasize, fantasise, fantasia
Synonyms for Fantasy


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Imaginary adjective – Not real and existing only in the imagination.
Fantasy and imaginary are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Fantasy" instead an adjective "Imaginary".
Nearby Words: imagination, imaginative
Synonyms for Imaginary

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  • Dr. Disaster's simulator features a fantasy sci-fi battle against an imaginary evil enemy: an ideal setup for a consequence-free action scene—but all the action happens off-screen.
  • Scrubs went one step beyond this, with a fantasy where Turk somehow mixed up his (imaginary) son with a pumpkin.
  • Applegeeks: Product Placement-laden slice-of-life comic with a few fantasy elements, such as an imaginary talking squirrel and a robot.
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