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Synonyms for fancy
ˈfæn sifan·cy

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Wiktionary

  1. fancyverb

    Decorative.

    The film rose from Stephen's fancy.

    Synonyms:
    decorative, ornate

    Antonyms:
    simple, plain

  2. fancyverb

    would like

    I had a fancy to learn to play the flute.

    Synonyms:
    feel like

  3. fancyadjective

    Executed with skill.

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

    Synonyms:
    like

  4. fancyadjective

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. illusion, fantasy, phantasy, fancynoun

    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. fancynoun

    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, partialityadjective

    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. fancyverb

    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, 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"

    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 toverb

    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)

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. fancynoun

    Synonyms:
    IMAGINATION

  2. fancynoun

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

  3. fancynoun

    Synonyms:
    liking, fondness, inclination, PENCHANT, taste

  4. fancynoun

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

  5. fancyverb

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

  6. fancyverb

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

  7. fancyverb

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

  8. fancyadjective

    Synonyms:
    imaginative, of the fancy

  9. fancyadjective

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

Nicknames

  1. List of known nicknames for "Fancy":

    Manfred Alois Segieth

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How to use fancy in a sentence?

  1. John Christian Bovee:

    Discretion is the salt, and fancy the sugar of life the one preserves, the other sweetens it.

  2. Robert Bonhomme:

    If you really want to experience Paris the local way, don't waste your money at fancy restaurants or tourist spots. Instead, buy a €15 bottle of wine, some cheese, and, a baguette and have a picnic and people watch in Buttes Chaumont (in the 19th arrondissement.)

  3. Ian Ling-Stuckey:

    At that time, we were in the midst of the APEC extravaganza with our new APEC Haus, red carpet, fancy new roads all focused in Port Moresby, and Maseratis, now, we have a new prime minister that travels economy class.

  4. H.W. Mann:

    No matter what it is called. No matter how it is imagined. Fancy labels and fantasy are based in thought. Thought is based in human consciousness. Human consciousness is not spiritual consciousness. Fantasy is not reality. We cannot wake up to who and what we truly are while remaining in the dream. There is a simple approach based in reality that works well. Awareness

  5. Senator Kagan:

    Many butt-slappers and thigh-strokers fancy that they are merely flirting and flattering.


Translations for fancy

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • غير حقيقيArabic
  • въобразявам си, фантазия, въображение, украсен, обичам, майсторски изработен, харесвам, причудлив, каприз, представям си, пристрастие, прищявкаBulgarian
  • fantasiaCatalan, Valencian
  • mít chuťCzech
  • fancyDanish
  • 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
  • φαντασίαGreek
  • fantazioEsperanto
  • apetecer, provocar, tincar, antojar, tener ganas, ser atraído por, gustarSpanish
  • علاقه داشتن بهPersian
  • hienostunut, tehdä mieli, intoilijat, hieno, harrastajat, haluta, oikku, koristeellinen, päähänpisto, ihastusFinnish
  • fantaisieFrench
  • saoil, smaoinichScottish Gaelic
  • amante, fedele, fanatico, sbandata, mania, maniaco, impuntatura, fantasia, capriccio, ghiribizzoItalian
  • impetusLatin
  • zin in hebbenDutch
  • fancyNorwegian
  • zachciankaPolish
  • chiquePortuguese
  • extravagantRomanian
  • маскарадныйRussian
  • fintSwedish
  • fanteziTurkish
  • уявити, уявляти, хотіти, бажатиUkrainian
  • پسند ہیںUrdu

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