Definitions for fancifulˈfæn sɪ fəl
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word fanciful
indulging in or influenced by fancy
"a fanciful mind"; "all the notional vagaries of childhood"
fanciful, imaginary, notional(adj)
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"
having a curiously intricate quality
"a fanciful pattern with intertwined vines and flowers"
imaginative or fantastic; unreal or imagined
Origin: fancy + -ful
full of fancy; guided by fancy, rather than by reason and experience; whimsical; as, a fanciful man forms visionary projects
conceived in the fancy; not consistent with facts or reason; abounding in ideal qualities or figures; as, a fanciful scheme; a fanciful theory
curiously shaped or constructed; as, she wore a fanciful headdress
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The ingenious are always fanciful, and the truly imaginative never otherwise than analytic.
Knowledge must come through action you can have no test which is not fanciful, save by trial.
Knowledge must come through action; you can have no test which is not fanciful, save by trial.
To impress others we must be earnest; to amuse them, it is only necessary to be kindly and fanciful.
It is not the fanciful to think that ISIS may be assaulting some of those refugees with some of their operatives.
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