Definitions for fancifulˈfæn sɪ fəl

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word fanciful

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"

Wiktionary

  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Edgar Allen Poe, The Murders in the Rue Morgue:

    The ingenious are always fanciful, and the truly imaginative never otherwise than analytic.

  2. Sophocles:

    Knowledge must come through action you can have no test which is not fanciful, save by trial.

  3. Sophocles, Trachiniae:

    Knowledge must come through action; you can have no test which is not fanciful, save by trial.

  4. Henry Tuckerman:

    To impress others we must be earnest; to amuse them, it is only necessary to be kindly and fanciful.

  5. Ron Johnson:

    It is not the fanciful to think that ISIS may be assaulting some of those refugees with some of their operatives.


Translations for fanciful

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for fanciful »

Translation

Find a translation for the fanciful definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these fanciful definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"fanciful." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2016. Web. 8 Feb. 2016. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/fanciful>.

Are we missing a good definition for fanciful? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for fanciful:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.