fantasy

noun
ADJECTIVE
mere, pure, sheer, total

Most of what they told us was pure fantasy.

ultimate

the ultimate human fantasy: being able to fly

utopian
wild

She dismissed the idea as a wild fantasy.

escapist
paranoid
violent
revenge

She was seething with anger and filled with revenge fantasies.

personal, private, secret
childhood, childish
adolescent
erotic, romantic, sexual
male
VERB + FANTASY
enjoy, entertain, have, indulge in

She didn't entertain silly fantasies about love at first sight.

They indulge in teenage fantasies about being the greatest rock band in the world

build, create, weave

She had woven a whole fantasy about living near the coast.

feed, feed off, fuel
act out

Children can act out their fantasies in a secure environment.

fulfil/fulfill, indulge, live, live out, play out, satisfy

My childhood fantasies were finally fulfilled.

He was willing to indulge her wildest fantasies.

He was able to play out his fantasy of rock stardom.

FANTASY + NOUN
life
land, realm, world

You're living in a fantasy world.

figure

children that project their own identities onto fantasy figures

adventure, book, film, game, genre, movie, novel, story, writer
baseball, basketball, football, sports (esp. AmE)
league, team
PREPOSITION
fantasy about

She had a fantasy about going to live on a South Pacific island.

fantasy of

adolescent fantasies of power, glory and recognition

PHRASES
the realm of fantasy (esp. AmE), the realms of fantasy (BrE)

The idea belonged in the realms of fantasy.

a world of fantasy

She felt she had entered a world of fantasy.


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