Phantasmic vs Illusion – What’s the difference?

Phantasmic vs Illusion - What's the difference?
As an adjective phantasmic is like a phantasm; ghostly, unreal.

As a noun illusion is.




(en adjective )

  • Like a phantasm; ghostly, unreal.
  • illusion


  • (countable) Anything that seems to be something that it is not.
  • We saw what looked like a tiger among the trees, but it was an illusion caused by the shadows of the branches.
    Using artificial additives, scientists can create the illusion of fruit flavours in food.
  • * 2002 , (The Flaming Lips),
  • You realize the sun don’t go down it’s just an illusion caused by the world spinning round.
  • (countable) A misapprehension; a belief in something that is in fact not true.
  • Jane has this illusion that John is in love with her.
  • (countable) A magician’s trick.
  • (uncountable) The state of being deceived or misled.
  • Synonyms

    * (the state of being deceived or misled) misapprehension

    Derived terms

    * illusionist
    * illusory
    * optical illusion
    * under the illusion that

    See also

    * mirage