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Meaning of FIGMENT

Pronunciation:  'figmunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a contrived or fantastic idea; "a figment of the imagination"
 

FIGMENT is a 7 letter word that starts with F.

 

 See Also: idea, thought

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Fig"ment\, n. [L. figmentum, fr. fingere to form,
shape, invent, feign. See {Feign}.]
An invention; a fiction; something feigned or imagined.

      Social figments, feints, and formalism.  --Mrs.
                                               Browning.

      It carried rather an appearance of figment and
      invention . . . than of truth and reality. --Woodward.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: apparition, brainchild, bubble, canard, chimera, concoction, creation, daydream, delirium, dream, eidolon, extravaganza, fable, fabrication, fancy, fantasque, fantasy, fiction, forgery, hallucination, idle fancy, illusion, imagery, imagination, imagining, insubstantial image, invention, maggot, make-believe, myth, nightmare, phantasm, phantom, romance, sick fancy, thick-coming fancies, trip, vapor, vision, whim, whimsy, wildest dreams
 

 

 

 

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