Phantasmal Phan*tas"mal, a. Pertaining to, of the nature of, or resembling, a phantasm; spectral; illusive. [1913 Webster]

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  • phantasmal — 1813, from PHANTASM (Cf. phantasm) + AL (Cf. al) (1) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • phantasmal — phantasm ► NOUN literary ▪ an illusion or apparition. DERIVATIVES phantasmal adjective. ORIGIN Greek phantasma, from phantazein make visible …   English terms dictionary

  • phantasmal — adjective resembling or characteristic of a phantom a ghostly face at the window a phantasmal presence in the room spectral emanations spiritual tappings at a seance • Syn: ↑apparitional, ↑ghostlike, ↑ghostly, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • phantasmal — adjective see phantasm …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • phantasmal — adjective a) Of or pertaining to ghosts or phantoms. b) Eerie or frightening. See Also: phantasm, phantasmagoria, phantom, phantasy …   Wiktionary

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  • phantasmal — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. fancied, fanciful, unreal; see imaginary . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Of, relating to, or in the nature of an illusion; lacking reality: chimeric, chimerical, delusive, delusory, dreamlike, hallucinatory,… …   English dictionary for students

  • phantasmal — a.; (also phantasmalian, phantasmatical) Spectral, illusive, dreamy …   New dictionary of synonyms

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