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Synonyms for fanciful
ˈfæn sɪ fəlfan·ci·ful

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. fanciful

    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.

    chimerical, fantastic, grotesque, imaginative, visionary

    accurate, calculable, calculated, commonplace, literal, ordinary, prosaic, real, reasonable, regular, sensible, solid, sound, sure, true

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fanciful, notionaladjective

    indulging in or influenced by fancy

    "a fanciful mind"; "all the notional vagaries of childhood"

    conceptional, ideational, speculative, notional, imaginary

    existent, uncreative, plain, real

  2. 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"

    conceptional, ideational, speculative, notional, imaginary

    uncreative, plain, existent, real

  3. fancifuladjective

    having a curiously intricate quality

    "a fanciful pattern with intertwined vines and flowers"

    notional, imaginary

    existent, plain, real, uncreative

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. fancifuladjective

    visionary, imaginative, whimsical, CAPRICIOUS

  2. fancifuladjective

    chimerical, imaginary, ideal, fantastical, wild

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. fancifuladjective

    whimsical, capricious, visionary, imaginative, unpractical, chimerical, fantastic, illusive, phantasmic, quixotic, bizarre, erratic

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "fanciful":

    whimsical, extravagant, imaginative, fancy, capricious, frivolous

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  1. Mitch McConnell:

    Two years of exhaustive investigation and nothing to establish the fanciful conspiracy theory that Democratic politicians and TV talking heads had treated like a foregone conclusion, this ought to be good news for everyone but my Democratic colleagues seem to be publicly working through the five stages of grief.

  2. Ron Johnson:

    It is not the fanciful to think that ISIS may be assaulting some of those refugees with some of their operatives.

  3. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz:

    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,'.

  4. Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez:

    We aren't proposing anything fanciful, it's necessary and moreover it's possible.

  5. Edgar Allen Poe, The Murders in the Rue Morgue:

    The ingenious are always fanciful, and the truly imaginative never otherwise than analytic.

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