Imaginary and Illusory


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Imaginary adjective – Not real and existing only in the imagination.
Usage example: told by the psychologist that it was perfectly normal for their child to have an imaginary friend

Illusory is a synonym for imaginary in ideal topic. In some cases you can use "Illusory" instead an adjective "Imaginary", when it comes to topics like vision, fictional, fictitious, phantasmal. popular alternative
Nearby Words: imagination, imaginative
Synonyms for Imaginary


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Illusory adjective – Based on or having the nature of an illusion.
Imaginary is a synonym for illusory in ideal topic. You can use "Imaginary" instead an adjective "Illusory", if it concerns topics such as vision, deceptive, unreal, phantasmal. popular alternative
Nearby Words: illusion, illusive, illusorily
Synonyms for Illusory

Things that words describes

power imaginary power illusory power
creature imaginary creature illusory creature
ghost imaginary ghost illusory ghost
track imaginary track illusory track
Other nouns: plane, world, products, sister, objects, powers, creatures, walls, scenarios.
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