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Synonyms of illusion in English:


  • 1 he had destroyed her illusions
    delusion, misapprehension, misconception, false impression;
    fantasy, fancy, dream, chimera;
  • 2 the lighting increases the illusion of depth
    appearance, impression, semblance;
    misperception, false appearance
    rare simulacrum
  • 3 it's just an illusion
    mirage, hallucination, apparition, figment of the imagination, trick of the light, trompe l'oeil;
    deception, trick, smoke and mirrors
  • 4 Houdini's amazing illusions
    (magic) trick, conjuring trick;
    (illusionsmagic, conjuring, sleight of hand, legerdemain
  • Quote

    The illusion that times that were are better than those that are, has probably pervaded all ages.
    Horace Greeley The American Conflict (1864)

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