illusion, fantasy, phantasy, fancy(noun)
something many people believe that is false
"they have the illusion that I am very wealthy"
a kind of imagination that was held by Coleridge to be more casual and superficial than true imagination
fondness, fancy, partiality(adj)
a predisposition to like something
"he had a fondness for whiskey"
not plain; decorative or ornamented
"fancy handwriting"; "fancy clothes"
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"
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
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"
This is a fancy shawl.
Of a superior grade.
This box contains bottles of the fancy grade of jelly.
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 Antonyms
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.
To have a fancy for or take a fancy to a person or thing.
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How to use fancy in a sentence?
One cannot fix one's eyes on the commonest natural production without finding food for a rambling fancy.
If you can hold an event at a fancy hotel and raise millions, then it's well worth holding it at a swanky hotel.
Erase fancy; curb impulse; quench desire; let sovereign reason have the mastery.
I consider it useless and tedious to represent what exists, because nothing that exists satisfies me. Nature is ugly, and I prefer the monsters of my fancy to what is positively trivial.
The fancy term is multi-vocal signaling - in other words he sends messages out within the same half an hour, the same hour, and he's speaking to different audiences. He's very effective at it. Much of what he was doing on this visit was doublespeak.
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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
- 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
- gustar, tener ganas, antojar, tincar, ser atraído por, apetecer, provocarSpanish
- علاقه داشتن بهPersian
- hienostunut, hieno, oikku, koristeellinen, päähänpisto, harrastajat, intoilijat, tehdä mieli, ihastus, halutaFinnish
- saoil, smaoinichScottish Gaelic
- capriccio, fantasia, impuntatura, sbandata, mania, maniaco, ghiribizzo, fanatico, fedele, amanteItalian
- zin in hebbenDutch
- бажати, хотіти, уявляти, уявитиUkrainian
- پسند ہیںUrdu
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