Synonyms for Spectre:

n.

spectre (noun)
specter, spook, wraith, phantom, ghost, apparition, shade.
unsubstantiality (noun)
vacancy, immateriality, vacuity, tenuousness, mirage, unreality, nonexistence, intangibility, phantom, zero, nullity, emptiness, cipher, apparition, Ethereality, Nihility, impalpability, nothingness, insignificance.

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Other relevant words:
shade, wraith, ghost, spook, specter.

Usage examples for spectre

  1. He urged his horse into a gallop, and as he rushed over the turf, with the fresh, cool night wind blowing keenly against his face, he felt a sense of relief, as though he were leaving some dark spectre behind. – The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume
  2. The garden was a tousled mass of faded pink chrysanthemums, and weak- eyed Michaelmas daisies, and spectre stalks of holly- hock. – The White Peacock by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  3. But this spectre was not myself. – The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns