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fan·ci·ful

 (făn′sĭ-fəl)
adj.
1. Created in the fancy; imaginary or unreal: a fanciful story.
2. Tending to indulge in fancy: a fanciful mind.
3. Showing invention or whimsy in design; imaginative. See Synonyms at fantastic.

fan′ci·ful·ly adv.
fan′ci·ful·ness n.

fanciful

(ˈfænsɪfʊl)
adj
1. not based on fact; dubious or imaginary: fanciful notions.
2. made or designed in a curious, intricate, or imaginative way
3. indulging in or influenced by fancy; whimsical
ˈfancifully adv
ˈfancifulness n

fan•ci•ful

(ˈfæn sɪ fəl)

adj.
1. whimsical in appearance: fanciful designs in lace.
2. imaginary; unreal: fanciful lands of romance.
3. led by fancy rather than by reason and experience: a fanciful mind.
[1620–30]
fan′ci•ful•ly, adv.
fan′ci•ful•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.fanciful - indulging in or influenced by fancy; "a fanciful mind"; "all the notional vagaries of childhood"
creative, originative - having the ability or power to create; "a creative imagination"
2.fanciful - not based on fact; unreal; "the falsehood about some fanciful secret treaties"- F.D.Roosevelt; "a small child's imaginary friends"; "to create a notional world for oneself"
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"
3.fanciful - having a curiously intricate quality; "a fanciful pattern with intertwined vines and flowers"
fancy - not plain; decorative or ornamented; "fancy handwriting"; "fancy clothes"

fanciful

fanciful

adjective
2. Consisting or suggestive of fiction:
3. Appealing to fancy:
Translations
خَيالِينَزَوي، غَريب الأطوار، وهْمي
nereálnýneskutečnýs velkou fantaziísnivý
fantasifuldusandsynlig
képzeletszõtte
ímyndunarveikur, haldinn hugarórumóraunverulegur, út í hött
nereálnysnivý
gerçekten uzakhayalîhayalperest

fanciful

[ˈfænsɪfʊl] ADJ [drawings] → fantástico; [ideas, story, account] → descabalado, rocambolesco; [person] → imaginativo, fantasioso; [temperament] → caprichoso; [imagination] → vivo, rico

fanciful

[ˈfænsifʊl] adj [idea, notion] → fantaisiste; [name, design] → fantaisistefan club nfan-club m

fanciful

adj story, ideafantastisch, phantastisch, abstrus; (= fancy) costumereich verziert; pattern, animal etcfantasievoll, phantasievoll; (= unrealistic) plan etcunrealistisch; visionsüberspannt; I think you’re being somewhat fancifulich glaube, das ist etwas weit hergeholt; and I don’t think it’s fanciful to claim that …und ich glaube nicht, dass es verstiegen ist zu behaupten, dass …

fanciful

[ˈfænsɪfʊl] adj (explanation) → fantastico/a; (person, idea, drawing) → fantasioso/a; (object) → di fantasia

fancy

(ˈfӕnsi) plural ˈfancies noun
1. a sudden (often unexpected) liking or desire. The child had many peculiar fancies.
2. the power of the mind to imagine things. She had a tendency to indulge in flights of fancy.
3. something imagined. He had a sudden fancy that he could see Spring approaching.
adjective
decorated; not plain. fancy cakes.
verb
1. to like the idea of having or doing something. I fancy a cup of tea.
2. to think or have a certain feeling or impression (that). I fancied (that) you were angry.
3. to have strong sexual interest in (a person). He fancies her a lot.
ˈfanciful adjective
1. inclined to have fancies, especially strange, unreal ideas. She's a very fanciful girl.
2. imaginary or unreal. That idea is rather fanciful.
ˈfancifully adverb
fancy dress clothes representing a particular character, nationality, historical period etc: He went to the party in fancy dress; (also adjective)
a fancy-dress party.
take a fancy to
to become fond of, often suddenly or unexpectedly. They bought that house because they took a fancy to it.
take one's fancy
to be liked or wanted by (someone). When I go shopping I just buy anything that takes my fancy.
References in classic literature ?
To be whimsical, therefore, in pursuit of a whim, fanciful in the chase of a fancy, is surely but to maintain the spirit of the game.
The pictures used to seem exaggerations--they seemed too weird and fanciful for reality.
If these amazing experiences are real I shall go mad; if they are fanciful I am mad already.
So, as told in our camp, ran the fanciful story of the Moonstone.
She was fanciful, had all sorts of unspoken preferences, and was easily offended.
He had never seen as much as fifty dollars in one mass before, and he was like all boys of his age and station in life, in that he imagined that all references to "hundreds" and "thou- sands" were mere fanciful forms of speech, and that no such sums really existed in the world.
Oh, you sit at home in your dark grey coat and your long tail,' said the Cat, 'and you get fanciful.
There's something about him-- don't think me fanciful, but it gives me a nasty little sensation, a tightening of my muscles, when he comes near me.
He called her Artemis, Demeter, and other fanciful names half teasingly, which she did not like because she did not understand them.
I have always had a great love for the absolutely unreal, the purely fanciful in all the arts, as well as of the absolutely real; I like the one on a far lower plane than the other, but it delights me, as a pantomime at a theatre does, or a comic opera, which has its being wholly outside the realm of the probabilities.
In fanciful stories people can talk to the birds freely, and I wish for the moment I could pretend that this were such a story, and say that Peter replied intelligently to the Never bird; but truth is best, and I want to tell you only what really happened.
Especially when one of those two is such a fanciful, troublesome creature