I noun canard, chimera, concoction, creation of the mind, deception, delusion, fabrication, falsehood, falsification, fancy, fantasy, feigned story, fiction, fiction of the mind, flight of fancy, hallucination, idle fancy, illusion, imagined thought, inaccuracy, invention, lie, mirage, myth, product of the imagination, reverie, romance, story, unreality, untruth II index fiction, myth, phantom, story (falsehood)

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  • Figment — Fig ment, n. [L. figmentum, fr. fingere to form, shape, invent, feign. See {Feign}.] An invention; a fiction; something feigned or imagined. [1913 Webster] Social figments, feints, and formalism. Mrs. Browning. [1913 Webster] It carried rather an …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Figment — (v. lat.), Erdichtetes …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Figmént — (lat.), Abbildung; Erdichtung …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • figment — early 15c., from L. figmentum something formed or fashioned, creation, related to figura shape (see FIGURE (Cf. figure) (n.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • figment — fabrication, fable, *fiction Analogous words: *fancy, fantasy, dream, daydream, nightmare: invention, creation (see corresponding verbs at INVENT) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • figment — [n] creation in one’s mind bubble*, castle in the air*, chimera, daydream, dream, fable, fabrication, falsehood, fancy, fantasy, fiction, illusion, improvisation, invention, lie, nightmare, production; concept 529 Ant. reality …   New thesaurus

  • figment — ► NOUN ▪ a thing believed to be real but existing only in the imagination. ORIGIN Latin figmentum, related to fingere form, contrive …   English terms dictionary

  • figment — [fig′mənt] n. [ME < L figmentum < fingere, to form: see DOUGH] something merely imagined or made up in the mind …   English World dictionary

  • Figment — The noun figment may also refer to:* Figment, an annual participatory arts event on Governors Island in New York Harbor * Figment, a small purple dragon (Disney character) …   Wikipedia

  • figment — [[t]fɪ̱gmənt[/t]] figments PHRASE: Ns inflect, usu v link PHR If you say that something is a figment of someone s imagination, you mean that it does not really exist and that they are just imagining it. The attack wasn t just a figment of my… …   English dictionary

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