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Synonyms of phantom

Noun


1. apparition, phantom, phantasm, phantasma, fantasm, specter, spectre, spirit, disembodied spirit

usage: a ghostly appearing figure; "we were unprepared for the apparition that confronted us"

2. apparition, phantom, phantasm, phantasma, fantasm, shadow, illusion, semblance

usage: something existing in perception only; "a ghostly apparition at midnight"

Adjective


1. phantom, unreal (vs. real)

usage: something apparently sensed but having no physical reality; "seemed to hear faint phantom bells"; "the amputee's illusion of a phantom limb"

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