Idea and Reality


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Idea noun – Something imagined or pictured in the mind.
Usage example: my idea of the perfect vacation spot is an uncrowded, unspoiled beach

Reality is an antonym for idea in or topic.
Nearby Words: ideal, ideation
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Reality noun – Something that actually exists.
Idea is an antonym for reality in facts of existence topic.
Nearby Words: realize, real, realise, realistic, realization
Antonyms for Reality
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old old idea old reality
similar similar idea similar reality
common common idea common reality
original original idea original reality
Other adjectives: single, stupid, actual, entire, real, dangerous, evil, little, bad, false, horrible, main, new, crazy, strange, insane, different.

Both words in one sentence

  • The pervasive idea that the novel cheers Don Quixote's rejection of reality and depicts him as a misunderstood hero is also nothing but centuries-old Alternate Character Interpretation.
  • Rewriting Reality Scott Meyer's Magic 2.0 books are a tongue-in-cheek take on the idea that the whole of reality as we know it is nothing more than a complex computer program.
  • The website "The Mandela Effect" is dedicated to the idea that people's memories being at variance with reality might be due to them remembering events which took place in an Alternate Timeline.
    Source: Fake Memories
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Reality or Idea. 2016. Accessed May 23, 2022.

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