Romance vs Illusion - What's the difference?

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Romance is a related term of illusion.

As nouns the difference between romance and illusion

is that romance is while illusion is .



(en noun)
  • An intimate relationship between two people; a love affair.
  • A strong obsession or attachment for something or someone.
  • Love which is pure or beautiful.
  • A mysterious, exciting, or fascinating quality.
  • A story or novel dealing with idealised love.
  • An embellished account of something; an idealised lie.
  • An adventure, or series of extraordinary events, resembling those narrated in romances.
  • His life was a romance .
  • A dreamy, imaginative habit of mind; a disposition to ignore what is real.
  • a girl full of romance
  • (music) A romanza, or sentimental ballad.
  • Antonyms

    * platonic, platonic relationship, platonic love

    Derived terms

    * bromance * womance


  • Woo; court.
  • To write or tell romantic stories, poetry, letters, etc.
  • Anagrams

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  • (countable) Anything that seems to be something that it is not.
  • We saw what looked like a tiger among the trees, but it was an illusion caused by the shadows of the branches.
    Using artificial additives, scientists can create the illusion of fruit flavours in food.
  • * 2002 , (The Flaming Lips),
  • You realize the sun don't go down it's just an illusion caused by the world spinning round.
  • (countable) A misapprehension; a belief in something that is in fact not true.
  • Jane has this illusion that John is in love with her.
  • (countable) A magician’s trick.
  • (uncountable) The state of being deceived or misled.
  • Synonyms

    * (the state of being deceived or misled) misapprehension

    Derived terms

    * illusionist * illusory * optical illusion * under the illusion that

    See also

    * mirage ----