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

2 senses of phantom

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

Antonyms of adj phantom

1 sense of phantom

Sense 1
phantom -- (something apparently sensed but having no physical reality; "seemed to hear faint phantom bells"; "the amputee's illusion of a phantom limb")

INDIRECT (VIA unreal) -> real -- (no less than what is stated; worthy of the name; "the real reason"; "real war"; "a real friend"; "a real woman"; "meat and potatoes--I call that a real meal"; "it's time he had a real job"; "it's no penny-ante job--he's making real money")

Similarity of adj phantom

1 sense of phantom

Sense 1
phantom -- (something apparently sensed but having no physical reality; "seemed to hear faint phantom bells"; "the amputee's illusion of a phantom limb")
       => unreal (vs. real) -- (not actually such; being or seeming fanciful or imaginary; "this conversation is getting more and more unreal"; "the fantastically unreal world of government bureaucracy"; "the unreal world of advertising art")

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