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Synonyms of 'vision'

(noun) 
Definition
a vivid mental image produced by the imagination
I have a vision of a society free of exploitation and injustice.
Synonyms
image
The words `Côte d'Azur' conjure up images of sun, sea and sand.
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dream
I had a dream that I was in an old house.
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plans
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hopes
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concept
She added that the concept of arranged marriages is misunderstood in the west.
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fancy
His book is a bold surrealist mixture of fact and fancy.
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fantasy
Everyone's had a fantasy about winning the lottery.
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conception
The symphony is admirable in its conception.
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daydream
She perpetually drifted off into daydreams and made up fantasy stories in her head.
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flight of fancy
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mental picture
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pipe dream
The plan is nothing more than a pipe dream.
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imago (psychoanalysis)
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castle in the air
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fanciful notion
(noun) 
Definition
a hallucination caused by divine inspiration, madness, or drugs
She heard voices and saw visions of her ancestors.
Synonyms
hallucination
Perhaps the footprint was a hallucination.
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illusion
The rapid changes of lighting created an illusion of movement.
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apparition
She recognized one of the women as the apparition she had seen.
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ghost
The village is said to be haunted by ghosts.
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phantom
In pressing for an agreement, the Chancellor may be chasing a phantom.
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spectre
His spectre is said to walk the castle battlements.
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mirage
Through my half-closed eyelids I began to see mirages.
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wraith
She believed herself to have been visited by wraiths from the afterlife.
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chimera
He spent his life pursuing the chimera of perfect love.
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eidolon
(noun) 
Definition
the ability to see
The disease causes blindness or serious loss of vision.
Synonyms
sight
My sight is failing and I can't see to read any more.
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seeing
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eyesight
He suffered from poor eyesight and could no longer read properly.
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view
A group of riders came into view.
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eyes
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(noun) 
Definition
great perception of future developments
The government's lack of vision could have profound economic consequences.
Synonyms
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imagination
He has a logical mind and a little imagination.
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perception
It did not require a great deal of perception to realise what he meant.
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insight
He was a man of considerable insight and diplomatic skills.
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inspiration
A good way of getting inspiration is by looking at others' work.
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creativity
American art reached a peak of creativity in the 50's and 60's.
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intuition
Her intuition was telling her that something was wrong.
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inventiveness
He has surprised us before with his inventiveness.
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shrewdness
His natural shrewdness tells him what is needed to succeed.
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discernment
their lack of discernment and acceptance of inferior quality
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prescience (formal)
his prescience in forecasting the dreadful effects of nuclear weapons
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perceptiveness
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farsightedness
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breadth of view
(noun) 
Definition
a person or thing of extraordinary beauty
The girl was a vision in crimson organza.
Synonyms
picture
I'm trying to get a picture of what kind of person you are.
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dream
This car really is a dream to drive.
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beauty
She is known as a great beauty.
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knockout (informal)
She was a knockout in navy and scarlet.
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beautiful sight
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perfect picture
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feast for the eyes
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sight for sore eyes
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pearler (Australian, slang)
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beaut (Australian, New Zealand, slang)

Quotations

Your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions [Bible: Joel]
Where there is no vision, the people perish [Bible: Proverbs]

Additional synonyms

in the sense of apparition
Definition
a ghost or ghostlike figure
She recognized one of the women as the apparition she had seen.
Synonyms
shade (literary),
spook (informal),
revenant,
visitant,
eidolon,
atua (New Zealand),
kehua (New Zealand)
in the sense of beauty
Definition
a very attractive woman
She is known as a great beauty.
Synonyms
good-looker,
looker (informal),
lovely (slang),
dazzler,
goddess,
Venus,
peach (informal),
cracker (slang),
wow (slang, US),
dolly (slang),
knockout (informal),
stunner (informal),
charmer,
smasher (informal),
humdinger (slang),
glamour puss,
beaut (Australian, New Zealand, slang)
in the sense of chimera
Definition
a wild and unrealistic dream or idea
He spent his life pursuing the chimera of perfect love.

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