Synonyms of illusion in English:

illusion

noun

  • 1 he had destroyed her illusions
    delusion, misapprehension, misconception, false impression; fantasy, fancy, dream, chimera; fool's paradise, self-deception; false consciousness
  • 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; (illusions)magic, 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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