Definitions for fancifulˈfæn sɪ fəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fan•ci•fulˈfæn 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.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fanciful, notional(adj)

    indulging in or influenced by fancy

    "a fanciful mind"; "all the notional vagaries of childhood"

  2. 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"

  3. fanciful(adj)

    having a curiously intricate quality

    "a fanciful pattern with intertwined vines and flowers"


  1. fanciful(Adjective)

    imaginative or fantastic; unreal or imagined

  2. Origin: fancy + -ful

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fanciful(adj)

    full of fancy; guided by fancy, rather than by reason and experience; whimsical; as, a fanciful man forms visionary projects

  2. Fanciful(adj)

    conceived in the fancy; not consistent with facts or reason; abounding in ideal qualities or figures; as, a fanciful scheme; a fanciful theory

  3. Fanciful(adj)

    curiously shaped or constructed; as, she wore a fanciful headdress

Translations for fanciful

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


inclined to have fancies, especially strange, unreal ideas

She's a very fanciful girl.

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