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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

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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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. fancy(a)

    Synonyms:
    ornate, elaborate, ornamental, fanciful, exorbitant, fabulous, extravagant

  2. fancy(n)

    Synonyms:
    imagination, conception, conceit, idea, apprehension, impression, opinion, notion, caprice, whim, whimsey, fantasy, vagary, maggot, crotchet, inclination, liking, fondness, penchant, taste

  3. fancy(v)

    Synonyms:
    believe, imagine, apprehend, conjecture, conceive, like

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "fancy":

    chic, fantasy, fanciful, classy, novelty, luxurious, whim, caprice, elegant, knack, swell, imitation, imagination, costume, nice

Nicknames

  1. List of known nicknames for "Fancy":

    Manfred Alois Segieth

How to pronounce fancy?

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Veena
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How to use fancy in a sentence?

  1. Ryan Pack:

    Marriage: What is marriage? Marriage is just a bond between two people. The task you perform when your married are the same task you perform when your not married, so is there really any reason to get married, no. Its just something people do for attention and entertainment. People are too unstable and unpredictable, you never know if the person you want to marry is good or bad. I don't think marriage is safe, I don't think its worth the risk. You never know how its going to end, in success or tragedy. You could become a victim of violence, you could end up in the courtroom for years arguing over who gets custody of the children, how much your going to pay in child support, how much your going to pay in alimony, and who gets what possessions. It's stressful and a waste of your life. You don't need a marriage certificate, a wedding dress, a fancy, expensive ring, a big ceremony, or a honeymoon to show your loyalty, respect, and love to someone. Qualities like loyalty, respect, and love come from always doing what's just not from getting married and having children.

  2. Jim Kerr:

    Whenever people ask us about ... what can we expect from 'Don't You (Forget About Me)' we point them to the fact that we didn't even include it on the album (which) came out a few months later ... We thought it's a great track but it's part of a movie soundtrack and very much a thing on its own, even when they approached us to do it, we didn't fancy the idea of doing someone else's song as much as we made it Simple Minds' song.

  3. Ben Sheats:

    Part of the foundation of this company is that entertainment can be so much more than just a passive experience, we have these very fancy devices in our pockets that we use every day and just using them as a display screen seems wasteful.

  4. John Dryden:

    Dreams are but interludes that fancy makes... Sometimes forgotten things, long cast behind Rush forward in the brain, and come to mind.

  5. Bitch Flicks:

    Ideologically, 'Pretty Woman' is a love song to consumerism and capitalism, 'Pretty Woman' depicts a world where everyone is either a card-carrying member of the corporate caste or an obliging subordinate ... It is obsessed with things (hotel suites, private jets, fancy clothes) and encourages the audience to share its obsession with things.


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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