Imaginary and Make-believe


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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

Make-believe is a synonym for imaginary in unreal topic. In some cases you can use "Make-believe" instead an adjective "Imaginary".
Nearby Words: imagination, imaginative
Synonyms for Imaginary


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Make-believe adjective – Not real and existing only in the imagination.
Imaginary is a synonym for make-believe in imagined topic. You can use "Imaginary" instead an adjective phrase "Make-believe".
Synonyms for Make-believe

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  • Dream Land Problem Sleuth has the imaginary universe which can be accessed by playing make-believe in a fort or by climbing through fake windows.
    Source: Dream Land
  • Childhood, make-believe, and its imaginary perils.
  • Friendless Background Mio because, as a child, she preferred escaping into other worlds through books and make-believe and then ended up meeting a not-so-imaginary friend Midori she dedicated herself to as an older sister.
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