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phantasy

Syllabification: phan·ta·sy

Definition of phantasy in English:

noun

Variant spelling of fantasy (restricted to archaic uses or, in modern use, to the fields of psychology and psychiatry).
Example sentences
  • The mother's sorrow, I suggest, is partly a denial of her own destructive phantasies towards her child, a repudiation dictated by the superego which, however, does not lead to repression.
  • In Phèdre voice becomes the place where nocturnal phantasies commingling sexuality, death, and violence are embodied in verbal images.
  • A like evil corrupts the intentions of protest against the war where the protester is aroused by phantasies of acts he has never committed or seen.

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