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ˈfæn sɪ fəlfan·ci·ful

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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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.

    Synonyms:
    chimerical, fantastic, grotesque, imaginative, visionary

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms4.0 / 1 vote

  1. fanciful

    Synonyms:
    grotesque, chimerical, unreal, imaginary, quaint, eccentric, freakish, humorsome, erroneous, capricious, whimsical, erratic, absurd, fitful

    Antonyms:
    natural, literal, regular, real, sober, ordinary, truthful, accurate, correct, orderly, calculable

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. fanciful, notionaladjective

    indulging in or influenced by fancy

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

    Synonyms:
    conceptional, ideational, speculative, notional, imaginary

    Antonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    conceptional, ideational, speculative, notional, imaginary

    Antonyms:
    uncreative, plain, existent, real

  3. fancifuladjective

    having a curiously intricate quality

    "a fanciful pattern with intertwined vines and flowers"

    Synonyms:
    notional, imaginary

    Antonyms:
    existent, plain, real, uncreative

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. fancifuladjective

    Synonyms:
    visionary, imaginative, whimsical, CAPRICIOUS

  2. fancifuladjective

    Synonyms:
    chimerical, imaginary, ideal, fantastical, wild

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. fancifuladjective

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "fanciful":

    whimsical, extravagant, imaginative, fancy, capricious, frivolous

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How to use fanciful in a sentence?

  1. Scott Pruitt:

    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.

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

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

  3. Sophocles, Trachiniae:

    Knowledge must come through action; you can have no test which is not fanciful, save by trial.

  4. Sophocles:

    Knowledge must come through action you can have no test which is not fanciful, save by trial.

  5. Wilhelm von Humboldt:

    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.


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