[ fan-taz-muhl ]
/ fænˈtæz məl /
pertaining to or of the nature of a phantasm; unreal; illusory; spectral: phantasmal creatures of nightmare.
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What does "scattergood" mean?
a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
a person who spends possessions or money extravagantly or wastefully; spendthrift.
a well-intentioned but naive and often ineffectual social or political reformer.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Also phan·tas·mic, phan·tas·mi·cal, phan·tas·mat·ic [fan-taz-mat-ik], /ˌfæn tæzˈmæt ɪk/, phan·tas·mat·i·cal.
OTHER WORDS FROM phantasmalphan·tas·mal·i·ty, nounphan·tas·mal·ly, phan·tas·mi·cal·ly, phan·tas·mat·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for phantasmal
The phantasmic groupings of the young brain are very like those we see in the skies, and equally the sport of the wind.The Ordeal of Richard Feverel, Complete|George Meredith