English Synonyms and Antonyms
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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How to use fanciful in a sentence?
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.
It is not the fanciful to think that ISIS may be assaulting some of those refugees with some of their operatives.
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,'.
We aren't proposing anything fanciful, it's necessary and moreover it's possible.
The ingenious are always fanciful, and the truly imaginative never otherwise than analytic.
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- нереален, фантастиченBulgarian
- fantástico, imaginado, imaginarioSpanish
- kuvitteellinen, mielikuvituksellinenFinnish
- imaginaire, fantaisisteFrench
- képzeletbeli, furcsaHungarian
- fantasievol, denkbeeldig, fantastisch, verzonnenDutch
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