Definition of Fantasm

1. Noun. A ghostly appearing figure. "We were unprepared for the apparition that confronted us"

Exact synonyms: Apparition, Phantasm, Phantasma, Phantom, Specter, Spectre
Generic synonyms: Disembodied Spirit, Spirit
Specialized synonyms: Flying Dutchman
Derivative terms: Phantasmal



2. Noun. Something existing in perception only. "A ghostly apparition at midnight"

Definition of Fantasm

1. n. Same as Phantasm.

Definition of Fantasm

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of phantasm) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fantasm

1. phantasm [n -S] - See also: phantasm

Lexicographical Neighbors of Fantasm

fantasies
fantasise
fantasised
fantasiser
fantasisers
fantasises
fantasising
fantasist
fantasists
fantasize
fantasized
fantasizer
fantasizers
fantasizes
fantasizing
fantasm (current term)
fantasmal
fantasms
fantast
fantastic
fantastical
fantasticalities
fantasticality
fantastically
fantasticalness
fantasticate
fantasticated
fantasticates
fantasticating
fantastication

Literary usage of Fantasm

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The True Intellectual System of the Universe: Wherein All the Reason and by Ralph Cudworth, Johann Lorenz Mosheim (1845)
"... had their only original from a sort of rustic astonishment of mind, proceeding from excess of fear, raising up the fantasm of a Deity, as a bug-bear for ..."

2. The Wit and Humor of America by Marshall Pinckney Wilder (1911)
"The moment that the fantasm caught sight of the strange figure he ... the fantasm fairly shouted. "I told you a moment ago that he was the Itinerant Tinker! ..."

3. The Whole Works of the Right Rev. Jeremy Taylor: With a Life of the Author by Jeremy Taylor, Reginald Heber (1828)
"... he had a vision or fantasm in his head: where he had a ... expressed by metaphors imperfectly telling what fantasm that was, in which he perceived the ..."

4. The Drama of Transition: Native and Exotic Playcraft by Isaac Goldberg (1922)
"I say to myself that here, in front of you, I see myself and touch myself—you, as soon as you're seen by others, what do you become? A fantasm, dear chap, ..."

5. The Ten Books of the Merrymakers edited by Marshall Pinckney Wilder (1909)
"The moment that the fantasm caught sight of the strange figure he ... the fantasm fairly shouted. "I told you a moment ago that he was the Itinerant Tinker! ..."

6. The Praxis of Alain Badiou by Paul Ashton, A J Bartlett, Justin Clemens (2006)
"To the lack in the subject instituted by the signifier corresponds a determination of that lack in the form of a fantasm of presence (say, ..."

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