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mirage

noun

1 mirage

An optical illusion in which atmospheric refraction by a layer of hot air distorts or inverts reflections of distant objects.

Roget 443: dim sight, dull sight half sight, short sight, near sight, long sight, double sight, astigmatic sight, failing sight; dimsightedness &c.; purblindness, lippitude; myopia, presbyopia; ... show more

Roget 545: deception; falseness etc. 544; untruth etc. 546; imposition, imposture; fraud, deceit, guile; fraudulence, fraudulency; ... show more

Roget 858: hope, hopes; desire etc. 865; fervent hope, sanguine expectation, trust, confidence, reliance; faith etc. (belief) 484; ... show more

Dutch: fata morgana, gezichtsbedrog, luchtspiegeling
Polish: fatamorgana



2 mirage

Something illusory and unattainable.


Moby thesaurus: apparition, appearance, bafflement, balk, bamboozlement, befooling, betrayed hope, blasted expectation, blighted hope, blow, bluffing, buffet, calculated deception, circumvention, comedown, conning, cruel disappointment, dash, dashed hope, deceiving ... show more.

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