Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun apparition

4 senses of apparition

Sense 1
apparition, phantom, phantasm, phantasma, fantasm, specter, spectre -- (a ghostly appearing figure; "we were unprepared for the apparition that confronted us")
       => spirit, disembodied spirit -- (any incorporeal supernatural being that can become visible (or audible) to human beings)

Sense 2
apparition -- (the appearance of a ghostlike figure; "I was recalled to the present by the apparition of a frightening specter")
       => appearance -- (the event of coming into sight)

Sense 3
apparition, phantom, phantasm, phantasma, fantasm, shadow -- (something existing in perception only; "a ghostly apparition at midnight")
       => illusion, semblance -- (an erroneous mental representation)

Sense 4
apparition -- (an act of appearing or becoming visible unexpectedly; "natives were amazed at the apparition of this white stranger")
       => appearance -- (the act of appearing in public view; "the rookie made a brief appearance in the first period"; "it was Bernhardt's last appearance in America")

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