imagination [ih-maj-uh-ney-shuhn] Show IPA
|Part of Speech:||noun|
|Definition:||power to create in one's mind|
|Synonyms:||acuteness, artistry, awareness, chimera, cognition, conception, creation, creative thought, creativity, enterprise, fabrication, fancy, fantasy, flight of fancy, idea, ideality, illusion, image, imagery, ingenuity, insight, inspiration, intelligence, invention, inventiveness, mental agility, notion, originality, perceptibility, realization, resourcefulness, sally, supposition, thought, thoughtfulness, unreality, verve, vision, visualization, wit, wittiness|
|Antonyms:||being, entity, existence, material, reality, substance, truth|
imagination; originality; invention; fancy; inspiration; verve., warm imagination, heated imagination, excited imagination, sanguine imagination, ardent imagination, fiery imagination, boiling imagination, wild imagination, bold imagination, daring imagination, playful imagination, lively imagination, fertile imagination, fancy., "mind's eye"; "such stuff as dreams are made of" [Tempest]., ideality, idealism; romanticism, utopianism, castle-building., dreaming; phrensy, frenzy; ecstasy, extasy; calenture (delirium); reverie, trance; daydream, golden dream; somnambulism., conception, Vorstellung, excogitation, "a fine frenzy"; cloudland, dreamland; flight of fancy, fumes of fancy; "thick coming fancies" [Macbeth]; creation of the brain, coinage of the brain; imagery., conceit, maggot, figment, myth, dream, vision, shadow, chimera; phantasm, phantasy; fantasy, fancy; whim, whimsey, whimsy; vagary, rhapsody, romance, gest, geste, extravaganza; air drawn dagger, bugbear, nightmare., flying Dutchman, great sea serpent, man in the moon, castle in the air, chateau en Espagne; Utopia, Atlantis, happy valley, millennium, fairyland; land of Prester John, kindgom of Micomicon; work of fiction (novel); Arabian nights; le pot au lait; dream of Alnashar (hope)., illusion (error); phantom (fallacy of vision); Fata Morgana (ignis fatuus); vapor (cloud); stretch of the imagination (exaggeration); mythogenesis., idealist, romanticist, visionary; mopus; romancer, dreamer; somnambulist; rhapsodist (fanatic); castle-buildier, fanciful projector.
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