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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fig-muh nt]
    • /ˈfɪg mənt/
    • /ˈfɪɡ.mənt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fig-muh nt]
    • /ˈfɪg mənt/

Definitions of figment word

  • noun figment a mere product of mental invention; a fantastic notion: The noises in the attic were just a figment of his imagination. 1
  • noun figment a feigned, invented, or imagined story, theory, etc.: biographical and historical figments. 1
  • noun figment A thing that someone believes to be real but that exists only in their imagination. 1
  • noun figment sth imagined 1
  • noun figment a fantastic notion, invention, or fabrication 0
  • noun figment something merely imagined or made up in the mind 0

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Origin of figment

First appearance:

before 1400
One of the 24% oldest English words
1400-50; late Middle English < Latin figmentum something made or feigned, equivalent to fig- (base of fingere to mold, feign) + -mentum -ment

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Parts of speech for Figment


figment popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 75% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

figment usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for figment

noun figment

  • daydream — A daydream is a series of pleasant thoughts, usually about things that you would like to happen.
  • fiction — works of this class, as novels or short stories: detective fiction.
  • falsehood — a false statement; lie. Synonyms: fabrication, prevarication, falsification, canard, invention, fiction, story.
  • lieJonas, 1880–1940, U.S. painter, born in Norway.
  • bubble — Bubbles are small balls of air or gas in a liquid.

Antonyms for figment

noun figment

  • reality — the state or quality of being real.
  • truth — the true or actual state of a matter: He tried to find out the truth.
  • certainty — Certainty is the state of being definite or of having no doubts at all about something.
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