Synonyms for fanciful
ˈfæn sɪ fəlfan·ci·ful
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That is fanciful which is dictated or suggested by fancy independently of more serious considerations; the fantastic is the fanciful with the added elements of whimsicalness and extravagance. The fanciful swings away from the real or the ordinary lightly and pleasantly, the fantastic extravagantly, the grotesque ridiculously. A fanciful arrangement of objects is commonly pleasing, a fantastic arrangement is striking, a grotesque arrangement is laughable. A fanciful theory or suggestion may be clearly recognized as such; a visionary scheme is erroneously supposed to have a basis in fact. Compare synonyms for DREAM; IDEA; IMAGINATION.
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indulging in or influenced by fancy
"a fanciful mind"; "all the notional vagaries of childhood"
fanciful, imaginary, notionaladjective
not based on fact; unreal
"the falsehood about some fanciful secret treaties"- F.D.Roosevelt; "a small child's imaginary friends"; "to create a notional world for oneself"
having a curiously intricate quality
"a fanciful pattern with intertwined vines and flowers"
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If it were not somewhat fanciful to suppose that every human excellence is presented, as it were, in one kind of being, we might believe that the whole treasure of morality and order is enshrined in the female character.
The ingenious are always fanciful, and the truly imaginative never otherwise than analytic.
There was a declared war on coal, a war on fossil fuels, the EPA was weaponized against certain sectors of our economy and that’s not the role of a regulator. Renewables need to be part of our energy mix, but to think that will be the dominant fuel is simply fanciful.
One fanciful tale traces it to Western European, pre-Christian societies in which whoever found a coin or bean in a special cake was crowned King for the year, whether the story was true or what you believe, Christians have long served King Cakes containing coins or gilded beans for the Feast of the Epiphany or Twelfth Night, a celebration of the visit of the three wise men — the Magi or Kings — to the infant Jesus 12 days after his birth.
You've got to be willing to take on the lobbyists, which means not just some fanciful waste, fraud and abuse but specifying, 'These are the programs I would eliminate,'.
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- нереален, фантастиченBulgarian
- fantástico, imaginario, imaginadoSpanish
- kuvitteellinen, mielikuvituksellinenFinnish
- imaginaire, fantaisisteFrench
- képzeletbeli, furcsaHungarian
- fantasievol, denkbeeldig, fantastisch, verzonnenDutch
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