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Synonyms for fancy
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The film rose from Stephen's fancy.
I had a fancy to learn to play the flute.
Executed with skill.
He initiated the game winning play with a fancy, deked saucer pass to the winger.
I'm not keen on him and his fancy ideas.
English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes
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.
belief, caprice, conceit, conception, desire, humor, idea, image, imagination, inclination, liking, mood, predilection, supposition, vagary, whim
actuality, certainty, fact, reality, truth, verity
To have a fancy for or take a fancy to a person or thing.
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illusion, fantasy, phantasy, fancynoun
something many people believe that is false
"they have the illusion that I am very wealthy"
deception, legerdemain, fantasy, trick, illusion, delusion, phantasy, magic trick, thaumaturgy, head game, conjuring trick, fondness, semblance, magic, conjuration, partiality
vanilla, chaste, featureless, dry, mere(a), stern, simple(a), austere, trim, severe, simple, stark, bare(a), inelaborate, literal, homely, unelaborate, plain, tailored
a kind of imagination that was held by Coleridge to be more casual and superficial than true imagination
phantasy, partiality, illusion, fantasy, fondness
chaste, stark, mere(a), literal, simple(a), simple, vanilla, plain, inelaborate, dry, homely, trim, austere, stern, bare(a), featureless, tailored, unelaborate, severe
fondness, fancy, partialityadjective
a predisposition to like something
"he had a fondness for whiskey"
tenderness, heart, warmheartedness, partisanship, philia, partiality, illusion, affectionateness, warmness, affection, warmth, lovingness, phantasy, fondness, fantasy
simple(a), vanilla, plain, mere(a), austere, bare(a), featureless, simple, trim, severe, homely, inelaborate, stern, dry, tailored, unelaborate, stark, chaste, literal
not plain; decorative or ornamented
"fancy handwriting"; "fancy clothes"
vanilla, stern, austere, unelaborate, severe, stark, mere(a), dry, bare(a), trim, literal, chaste, simple, plain, homely, simple(a), tailored, featureless, inelaborate
visualize, visualise, envision, project, fancy, see, figure, picture, imageverb
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"
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
stern, trim, dry, austere, featureless, mere(a), simple, plain, unelaborate, chaste, vanilla, tailored, homely, stark, simple(a), bare(a), inelaborate, severe, literal
fancy, go for, take toverb
have a fancy or particular liking or desire for
"She fancied a necklace that she had seen in the jeweler's window"
visualise, visualize, figure, take to, hold, image, project, consent, accept, hope, see, envision, go for, apply, picture, try for
stark, unelaborate, featureless, severe, tailored, dry, austere, homely, simple, stern, inelaborate, plain, mere(a), trim, literal, chaste, vanilla, bare(a), simple(a)
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notion, idea, thought, conception, conceit, impression, apprehension
liking, fondness, inclination, PENCHANT, taste
caprice, humor, whim, crotchet, quirk, freak, vagary, whimsey, maggot, fantasy, odd fancy
imagine, think, suppose, believe, take it into one's head
conceive, imagine, form a conception of, figure to one's self
like, be pleased with, have a fancy for
imaginative, of the fancy
ornamental (rather than useful), elegant, fine, nice
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ornate, elaborate, ornamental, fanciful, exorbitant, fabulous, extravagant
imagination, conception, conceit, idea, apprehension, impression, opinion, notion, caprice, whim, whimsey, fantasy, vagary, maggot, crotchet, inclination, liking, fondness, penchant, taste
believe, imagine, apprehend, conjecture, conceive, like
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Around 85% of our staff is from the three communities around the reserve, the trust also helps send kids to school and drills boreholes for drinking water. We also try to educate the children how important conservation is and how important the reserve is for helping the community. We want to show them that it’s not just fancy cars driving up and down watching the animals.
The GIA (Gemological Institute of America) graded 400 blue diamonds and only four of the 400 were graded (fancy) vivid blue. So even amongst this extremely rare class of blue diamonds, to get one vivid blue, 12 carats, internally flawless, is once in a blue moon.
I’m a newspaper woman without a newspaper. A way less poetic way to say that is that I’m one of those people that maybe you’ve been reading about, who left a big fancy media company to start a newsletter on Substack and now, I know, just what the world needed, another podcast.
Make sure Marlo Lyons materials... are very computer readable -- they don't have fancy tables and have crazy formatting, a lot of people make mistakes by being too fancy and they stop themselves from getting through the first hoop because they don't write a resume that is readable by robots.
I talk often about the need to get away from politics – keep civics and politics different, the engine in the machine is different from whether it has a fancy looking chassis. We’re all arguing over what the outside of the car should look like, and not the functions of the car.
Translations for fancy
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- غير حقيقيArabic
- въобразявам си, фантазия, въображение, украсен, обичам, майсторски изработен, харесвам, причудлив, каприз, представям си, пристрастие, прищявкаBulgarian
- fantasiaCatalan, Valencian
- mít chuťCzech
- kunstvoll, Einbildungskraft, Vorstellungskraft, Vorstellung, Anhänger, Einbildung, schrill, Eindruck, ausgefallen, Zuneigung, Anhängertum, Leidenschaft, Vernarrtheit, verworren, Fantasie, Einfall, edel, vertrackt, Idee, raffiniert, kraus, nobel, einfallsreich, Anhängerschaft, Gefallen, geschickt, schick, FansGerman
- apetecer, provocar, tincar, antojar, tener ganas, ser atraído por, gustarSpanish
- علاقه داشتن بهPersian
- hienostunut, tehdä mieli, intoilijat, hieno, harrastajat, haluta, oikku, koristeellinen, päähänpisto, ihastusFinnish
- saoil, smaoinichScottish Gaelic
- amante, fedele, fanatico, sbandata, mania, maniaco, impuntatura, fantasia, capriccio, ghiribizzoItalian
- zin in hebbenDutch
- уявити, уявляти, хотіти, бажатиUkrainian
- پسند ہیںUrdu
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