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fan·tas·tic

 (făn-tăs′tĭk) also fan·tas·ti·cal (-tĭ-kəl)
adj.
1.
a. Based on or existing only in fantasy; unreal: fantastic mythological creatures; the fantastic realms of science fiction.
b. Strange or fanciful in form, conception, or appearance: "The fire assumed fantastic shapes as he watched" (Ward Just).
2.
a. Unrealistic; irrational: "the early jubilant years of the Restoration with their fantastic hopes of a Golden Age and incorruptible power" (Janet Todd).
b. Exceedingly great in size or degree; extravagant: a fantastic sum of money.
3. Wonderful or superb; remarkable: a fantastic trip to Europe.
n.
An eccentric person.

[Middle English fantastik, imagined, from Old French fantastique, from Late Latin phantasticus, imaginary, from Greek phantastikos, able to create mental images, from phantazesthai, to appear; see fantasy.]

fan·tas′ti·cal′i·ty (-tĭ-kăl′ĭ-tē) n.
fan·tas′ti·cal·ly adv.
Synonyms: fantastic, bizarre, grotesque, fanciful, exotic
These adjectives apply to what is very strange or strikingly unusual. Fantastic describes what seems to have slight relation to the real world because of its strangeness or extravagance: fantastic imaginary beasts such as the unicorn. Bizarre stresses oddness that is heightened by striking contrasts and incongruities and that shocks or fascinates: "a bizarre array of bellbottoms, floral shirts, shoes with brass buckles, white belts, orange hot pants, and miniskirts" (James S. Hirsch).
Grotesque refers principally to deformity and distortion, often of a ludicrous or repulsive nature: statues of grotesque, misshapen creatures. Fanciful applies to what is strongly influenced by imagination, caprice, or whimsy: "folksingers telling old tales in fanciful masks, wigs and costumes" (Anchee Min).
Something exotic is unusual and intriguing: painted landscapes in exotic colors.

fantastic

(fænˈtæstɪk)
adj
1. strange, weird, or fanciful in appearance, conception, etc
2. created in the mind; illusory
3. extravagantly fanciful; unrealistic: fantastic plans.
4. incredible or preposterous; absurd: a fantastic verdict.
5. informal very large or extreme; great: a fantastic fortune; he suffered fantastic pain.
6. informal very good; excellent
7. of, given to, or characterized by fantasy
8. not constant; capricious; fitful: given to fantastic moods.
n
archaic a person who dresses or behaves eccentrically
[C14 fantastik imaginary, via Late Latin from Greek phantastikos capable of imagining, from phantazein to make visible]
ˌfantastiˈcality, fanˈtasticalness n

fan•tas•tic

(fænˈtæs tɪk)

also fan•tas′ti•cal,



adj.
1. conceived or seemingly conceived by an unrestrained imagination; odd and remarkable; bizarre; grotesque.
2. fanciful or capricious, as persons or their ideas or actions.
3. not based on reality; imaginary or groundless; irrational: fantastic fears.
4. extravagantly fanciful.
5. extremely great; lavish: to earn a fantastic salary.
6. extraordinarily good.
[1350–1400; Middle English fantastik pertaining to the imaginative faculty < Medieval Latin fantasticus < Greek phantastikós able to present or show (to the mind)]
fan•tas′ti•cal•ly, adv.
fan•tas′ti•cal•ness, fan•tas`ti•cal′i•ty, n.
syn: fantastic, bizarre, grotesque share a sense of deviation from what is normal or expected. fantastic suggests a wild lack of restraint and a fancifulness so extreme as to lose touch with reality: a fantastic new space vehicle. bizarre implies striking or odd elements that surprise and captivate the observer: bizarre costumes for Mardi Gras. grotesque implies shocking distortion or incongruity, sometimes ludicrous, but more often pitiful or tragic: the grotesque gestures of a mime.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.fantastic - ludicrously oddfantastic - ludicrously odd; "Hamlet's assumed antic disposition"; "fantastic Halloween costumes"; "a grotesque reflection in the mirror"
strange, unusual - being definitely out of the ordinary and unexpected; slightly odd or even a bit weird; "a strange exaltation that was indefinable"; "a strange fantastical mind"; "what a strange sense of humor she has"
2.fantastic - extraordinarily good or great ; used especially as intensifiers; "a fantastic trip to the Orient"; "the film was fantastic!"; "a howling success"; "a marvelous collection of rare books"; "had a rattling conversation about politics"; "a tremendous achievement"
extraordinary - beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable; "extraordinary authority"; "an extraordinary achievement"; "her extraordinary beauty"; "enjoyed extraordinary popularity"; "an extraordinary capacity for work"; "an extraordinary session of the legislature"
3.fantastic - fanciful and unrealistic; foolish; "a fantastic idea of his own importance"
unrealistic - not realistic; "unrealistic expectations"; "prices at unrealistic high levels"
4.fantastic - existing in fancy only; "fantastic figures with bulbous heads the circumference of a bushel"- Nathaniel Hawthorne
unreal - lacking in reality or substance or genuineness; not corresponding to acknowledged facts or criteria; "ghosts and other unreal entities"; "unreal propaganda serving as news"
5.fantastic - extravagantly fanciful in design, construction, appearance; "Gaudi's fantastic architecture"
fancy - not plain; decorative or ornamented; "fancy handwriting"; "fancy clothes"

fantastic

Informal
adjective
1. wonderful, great, excellent, very good, mean (slang), topping (Brit. slang), cracking (Brit. informal), crucial (slang), smashing (informal), superb, tremendous (informal), magnificent, marvellous, terrific (informal), sensational (informal), mega (slang), awesome (slang), dope (slang), world-class, first-rate, def (slang), brill (informal), out of this world (informal), boffo (slang), the dog's bollocks (taboo slang), jim-dandy (slang), bitchin' (U.S. slang), chillin' (U.S. slang) I have a fantastic social life.
wonderful common, poor, normal, ordinary, typical, everyday
2. (Informal) enormous, great, huge, vast, severe, extreme, overwhelming, tremendous, immense, fuck-off (offensive taboo slang) fantastic amounts of money
4. implausible, unlikely, incredible, absurd, irrational, preposterous, capricious, cock-and-bull (informal), cockamamie (slang, chiefly U.S.), mad He had cooked up some fantastic story about how the ring had come into his possession.

fantastic

adjective
Translations
رائِعغَريب، خَياليهَائِل
skvělýfantastickýneskutečnýbáječný
fantastiskpragtfuld
fantastinenmahtava
fantastičan
fantasztikus
frábær, stórkostlegurstórfurîulegur, ótrúlegur
すばらしい
환상적인
fantastischfabelachtig
čudovit
fantastisk
วิเศษ
tuyệt vời

fantastic

[fænˈtæstɪk] ADJ
1. (= fabulous, terrific) [person, achievement, opportunity, news] → fantástico, estupendo, regio (LAm) , macanudo (S. Cone) , chévere (Col, Ven)
it's fantastic to see you again!¡qué alegría verte de nuevo!
you look fantastic! (= healthy) → ¡qué buen aspecto tienes!; (= attractive) → ¡qué guapo estás!
2. (= huge) [amount, profit, speed] → increíble
3. (= exotic) [creature, world] → fantástico; [shapes, images] → extraño
4. (= improbable) [story, idea] → fantástico

fantastic

[fænˈtæstɪk] adj
(= wonderful) → formidable
(= very large) [sum, amount] → fabuleux/euse

fantastic

[fænˈtæstɪk] fantastical [fænˈtæstɪkəl] adj (= unbelievable, unlikely) [story, legend] → invraisemblable

fantastic

interj (inf)fantastisch!, toll! (inf); you’re pregnant? fantastic!du bist schwanger? (das ist ja) toll! (inf)
adj
(inf: = wonderful) → fantastisch, toll (inf); it was a fantastic successes war ein Riesenerfolg; to look fantasticfantastisch or fabelhaft aussehen; to sound fantasticsich fantastisch anhören
(inf: = terrific, huge) range, profitfantastisch; a fantastic amount of, fantastic amounts ofunwahrscheinlich or wahnsinnig viel (inf); at a fantastic speedunwahrscheinlich or wahnsinnig schnell (inf)
(= fantastical, exotic) creaturefantastisch, phantastisch; fantastic worldFabelwelt f ? trip VT c
(= unbelievable, improbable) storyunwahrscheinlich; truthunglaublich; fantastic though that may seemso unglaublich das auch scheinen mag; it all seems a bit too fantastic to mees kommt mir alles etwas zu unglaublich vor

fantastic

[fænˈtæstɪk] adj (gen) → fantastico/a; (idea) → assurdo/a

fantasy

(ˈfӕntəsi) plural ˈfantasies noun
an imaginary (especially not realistic) scene, story etc. He was always having fantasies about becoming rich and famous; (also adjective) He lived in a fantasy world.
fantastic (fӕnˈtӕstik) adjective
1. unbelievable and like a fantasy. She told me some fantastic story about her father being a Grand Duke!
2. wonderful; very good. You look fantastic!
fanˈtastically adverb

fantastic

هَائِل skvělý fantastisk fantastisch φανταστικός fantástico fantastinen fantastique fantastičan fantastico すばらしい 환상적인 fantastisch eventyrlig fantastyczny fantástico фантастический fantastisk วิเศษ harika tuyệt vời 奇异的
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Barbicane and Nicholl looked upon the lunar map from a very different point of view to that of their fantastic friend.
Historical action is to yield to their personal inventive action, historically created conditions of emancipation to fantastic ones, and the gradual, spontaneous class-organisation of the proletariat to the organisation of society specially contrived by these inventors.
Folklore, legends, myths and fairy tales have followed childhood through the ages, for every healthy youngster has a wholesome and instinctive love for stories fantastic, marvelous and manifestly unreal.
It was a singular and fantastic scene; suited to a region where everything is strange and peculiar:--These groups of trappers, and hunters, and Indians, with their wild costumes, and wilder countenances; their boisterous gayety, and reckless air; quaffing, and making merry round these sparkling fountains; while beside them lay their weep ons, ready to be snatched up for instant service.
He made his face into fantastic grimaces until he looked like a pictured devil on a Japanese kite.
In one point he was more fortunate than the novel's fantastic hero.
This madcap quest of mine, was it not understood between us from the beginning to be a fantastic whim, a poetical wild-goose chase, conceived entirely as an excuse for being some time in each other's company?
Although I attach no sort of credit to the fantastic Indian legend of the gem, I must acknowledge, before I conclude, that I am influenced by a certain superstition of my own in this matter.
Others of Lyly's affectations are rhetorical questions, hosts of allusions to classical history, and literature, and an unfailing succession of similes from all the recondite knowledge that he can command, especially from the fantastic collection of fables which, coming down through the Middle Ages from the Roman writer Pliny, went at that time by the name of natural history and which we have already encountered in the medieval Bestiaries.
He had even invented some, to which he had given fantastic names, and for whose manufacture he required diverse ingredients that it devolved upon Edna to procure for him.
He would even risk his cakes and would deliberately desire the most fatal rubbish, the most uneconomical absurdity, simply to introduce into all this positive good sense his fatal fantastic element.
Fruits are acceptable gifts, because they are the flower of commodities, and admit of fantastic values being attached to them.