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Synonyms for fancy
ˈfæn si

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. illusion, fantasy, phantasy, fancy(noun)

    something many people believe that is false

    "they have the illusion that I am very wealthy"

    Synonyms:
    deception, legerdemain, fantasy, trick, illusion, delusion, phantasy, magic trick, thaumaturgy, head game, conjuring trick, fondness, semblance, magic, conjuration, partiality

    Antonyms:
    vanilla, chaste, featureless, dry, mere(a), stern, simple(a), austere, trim, severe, simple, stark, bare(a), inelaborate, literal, homely, unelaborate, plain, tailored

  2. fancy(noun)

    a kind of imagination that was held by Coleridge to be more casual and superficial than true imagination

    Synonyms:
    phantasy, partiality, illusion, fantasy, fondness

    Antonyms:
    chaste, stark, mere(a), literal, simple(a), simple, vanilla, plain, inelaborate, dry, homely, trim, austere, stern, bare(a), featureless, tailored, unelaborate, severe

  3. fondness, fancy, partiality(adj)

    a predisposition to like something

    "he had a fondness for whiskey"

    Synonyms:
    tenderness, heart, warmheartedness, partisanship, philia, partiality, illusion, affectionateness, warmness, affection, warmth, lovingness, phantasy, fondness, fantasy

    Antonyms:
    simple(a), vanilla, plain, mere(a), austere, bare(a), featureless, simple, trim, severe, homely, inelaborate, stern, dry, tailored, unelaborate, stark, chaste, literal

  4. fancy(verb)

    not plain; decorative or ornamented

    "fancy handwriting"; "fancy clothes"

    Antonyms:
    vanilla, stern, austere, unelaborate, severe, stark, mere(a), dry, bare(a), trim, literal, chaste, simple, plain, homely, simple(a), tailored, featureless, inelaborate

  5. visualize, visualise, envision, project, fancy, see, figure, picture, image(verb)

    imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind

    "I can't see him on horseback!"; "I can see what will happen"; "I can see a risk in this strategy"

    Synonyms:
    ensure, project, interpret, examine, look, experience, get word, visualise, watch, assure, image, run across, go steady, protrude, learn, cast, run into, enter, discover, escort, jut, pick up, visit, reckon, jut out, consider, forecast, come across, cypher, get a line, externalize, get wind, contrive, take care, calculate, control, ascertain, insure, attend, compute, date, realize, see, check, stick out, foresee, meet, propose, witness, go for, count on, catch, construe, design, estimate, regard, visualize, picture, plan, find, work out, go through, take in, view, take to, throw, hear, render, externalise, go out, envision, determine, see to it, encounter, figure, find out, cipher, understand, depict, show, send off, realise

    Antonyms:
    stern, trim, dry, austere, featureless, mere(a), simple, plain, unelaborate, chaste, vanilla, tailored, homely, stark, simple(a), bare(a), inelaborate, severe, literal

  6. fancy, go for, take to(verb)

    have a fancy or particular liking or desire for

    "She fancied a necklace that she had seen in the jeweler's window"

    Synonyms:
    visualise, visualize, figure, take to, hold, image, project, consent, accept, hope, see, envision, go for, apply, picture, try for

    Antonyms:
    stark, unelaborate, featureless, severe, tailored, dry, austere, homely, simple, stern, inelaborate, plain, mere(a), trim, literal, chaste, vanilla, bare(a), simple(a)

Wiktionary

  1. fancy(verb)

    Decorative.

    This is a fancy shawl.

    Synonyms:
    decorative, ornate

    Antonyms:
    plain, simple

  2. fancy(verb)

    Of a superior grade.

    This box contains bottles of the fancy grade of jelly.

    Synonyms:
    feel like

  3. fancy(adjective)

    Executed with skill.

    He initiated the game winning play with a fancy, deked saucer pass to the winger.

    Synonyms:
    like

  4. fancy(adjective)

    Unnecessarily complicated.

    I'm not keen on him and his fancy ideas.

    Synonyms:
    highfalutin

    Antonyms:
    simple

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. fancy

    An intellectual fancy is a mental image or picture founded upon slight or whimsical association or resemblance; a conceit has less of the picturesque and more of the theoretic than a fancy; a conceit is somewhat aside from the common laws of reasoning, as a fancy is lighter and more airy than the common mode of thought. A conceit or fancy may be wholly unfounded, while a conception always has, or is believed to have, some answering reality. (Compare REASON.) An intellectual fancy or conceit may be pleasing or amusing, but is never worth serious discussion; we speak of a mere fancy, a droll or odd conceit. An emotional or personal fancy is a capricious liking formed with slight reason and no exercise of judgment, and liable to fade as lightly as it was formed. In a broader sense, the fancy signifies the faculty by which fancies or mental images are formed, associated, or combined. Compare synonyms for DREAM; IDEA; IMAGINATION.

    Synonyms:
    belief, caprice, conceit, conception, desire, humor, idea, image, imagination, inclination, liking, mood, predilection, supposition, vagary, whim

    Antonyms:
    actuality, certainty, fact, reality, truth, verity

    Preposition:
    To have a fancy for or take a fancy to a person or thing.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. fancy

    Synonyms:
    thought, belief, idea, supposition, imagination, caprice, notion, conceit, vagary, inclination, whim, humor, predilection, desire

    Antonyms:
    object, subject, fact, reality, order, law, truth, system, verity, aversion, horror, fantastic

Editors Contribution

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. fancy(n.)

    Synonyms:
    IMAGINATION

  2. fancy(n.)

    Synonyms:
    notion, idea, thought, conception, conceit, impression, apprehension

  3. fancy(n.)

    Synonyms:
    liking, fondness, inclination, PENCHANT, taste

  4. fancy(n.)

    Synonyms:
    caprice, humor, whim, crotchet, quirk, freak, vagary, whimsey, maggot, fantasy, odd fancy

  5. fancy(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    imagine, think, suppose, believe, take it into one's head

  6. fancy(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    conceive, imagine, form a conception of, figure to one's self

  7. fancy(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    like, be pleased with, have a fancy for

  8. fancy(a.)

    Synonyms:
    imaginative, of the fancy

  9. fancy(a.)

    Synonyms:
    ornamental (rather than useful), elegant, fine, nice

Nicknames

  1. List of known nicknames for "Fancy":

    Manfred Alois Segieth

How to pronounce fancy?

Alex
US English
Daniel
British
Karen
Australian
Veena
Indian

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How to use fancy in a sentence?

  1. James Stewart:

    I wouldn't give you two cents for all your fancy rules if, behind them, they didn't have a little bit of plain, ordinary, everyday kindness and a little looking out for the other fella too.

  2. Goethe:

    We cannot too soon convince ourselves how easily we may be dispensed with in the world. What important personages we imagine ourselves to be! We think that we alone are the life of the circle in which we move; in our absence, we fancy that life, existence, breath will come to a general pause, and, alas, the gap which we leave is scarcely perceptible, so quickly is it filled again; nay, it is often the place, if not of something better, at least for something more agreeable.

  3. Donald Trump:

    Rick Santorum've got all these new fancy models and Rick Santorum want to take them for a drive.

  4. Dan Roth:

    You need to know how to take your flights of fancy and make them reproducible by body presses, then weld, glue, and bolt them together, paint them, and then fill those shells with electrical systems and HVAC, at the very least, your best bet is to partner with a company that already knows how to do this, which is why the reports of talks with [contract manufacturer] Magna Steyr are fanning the flames even more.

  5. Rob Bryngelson:

    We've had banks, infrastructure funds, MLPs (Master Limited Partnerships), interest from suppliers. Nothing has really tickled our fancy yet and let me make it clear we're not actively marketing our company.

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Translations for fancy

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  • غير حقيقيArabic
  • прищявка, представям си, причудлив, харесвам, обичам, фантазия, въображение, каприз, пристрастие, въобразявам си, украсен, майсторски изработенBulgarian
  • fantasiaCatalan, Valencian
  • mít chuťCzech
  • fancyDanish
  • Anhängertum, Anhängerschaft, Fans, edel, schick, Idee, Einfall, Fantasie, Vorstellung, schrill, Eindruck, ausgefallen, Zuneigung, Leidenschaft, Vernarrtheit, verworren, Anhänger, vertrackt, geschickt, Einbildung, Vorstellungskraft, kunstvoll, Einbildungskraft, raffiniert, kraus, nobel, einfallsreich, GefallenGerman
  • φαντασίαGreek
  • fantazioEsperanto
  • gustar, tener ganas, antojar, tincar, ser atraído por, apetecer, provocarSpanish
  • علاقه داشتن بهPersian
  • hienostunut, hieno, oikku, koristeellinen, päähänpisto, harrastajat, intoilijat, tehdä mieli, ihastus, halutaFinnish
  • fantaisieFrench
  • saoil, smaoinichScottish Gaelic
  • capriccio, fantasia, impuntatura, sbandata, mania, maniaco, ghiribizzo, fanatico, fedele, amanteItalian
  • impetusLatin
  • zin in hebbenDutch
  • fancyNorwegian
  • zachciankaPolish
  • chiquePortuguese
  • extravagantRomanian
  • маскарадныйRussian
  • fintSwedish
  • fanteziTurkish
  • бажати, хотіти, уявляти, уявитиUkrainian
  • پسند ہیںUrdu

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