Definitions for fantasticfænˈtæs tɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fan•tas•tic*fænˈtæs tɪk(adj.)

also fan•tas′ti•cal

  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.

    Category: Informal

* 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.

Origin of fantastic:

1350–1400; ME fantastik pertaining to the imaginative faculty < ML fantasticus < Gk phantastikós able to present or show (to the mind)



Princeton's WordNet

  1. antic, fantastic, fantastical, grotesque(adj)

    ludicrously odd

    "Hamlet's assumed antic disposition"; "fantastic Halloween costumes"; "a grotesque reflection in the mirror"

  2. fantastic, grand, howling(a), marvelous, marvellous, rattling(a), terrific, tremendous, wonderful, wondrous(adj)

    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"

  3. fantastic, wild(adj)

    fanciful and unrealistic; foolish

    "a fantastic idea of his own importance"

  4. fantastic, fantastical(adj)

    existing in fancy only

    "fantastic figures with bulbous heads the circumference of a bushel"- Nathaniel Hawthorne

  5. fantastic(adj)

    extravagantly fanciful in design, construction, appearance

    "Gaudi's fantastic architecture"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. fantastic(adjective)ænˈtæs tɪk

    extremely good; = excellent

    a fantastic performance/view; The food was fantastic.

  2. fantasticænˈtæs tɪk

    very large

    a fantastic amount of money

  3. fantasticænˈtæs tɪk

    imaginative and strange

    fantastic beasts; fantastically wealthy


  1. fantastic(Adjective)

    Existing in or constructed from fantasy; of or relating to fantasy; fanciful.

  2. fantastic(Adjective)

    Not believable; implausible; seemingly only possible in fantasy.

  3. fantastic(Adjective)

    Wonderful; marvelous; excellent; extraordinarily good or great (used especially as an intensifier).

    "I had a simply fantastic vacation, and I can't wait to tell you all about it!"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fantastic(adj)

    existing only in imagination; fanciful; imaginary; not real; chimerical

  2. Fantastic(adj)

    having the nature of a phantom; unreal

  3. Fantastic(adj)

    indulging the vagaries of imagination; whimsical; full of absurd fancies; capricious; as, fantastic minds; a fantastic mistress

  4. Fantastic(adj)

    resembling fantasies in irregularity, caprice, or eccentricity; irregular; oddly shaped; grotesque

  5. Fantastic(noun)

    a person given to fantastic dress, manners, etc.; an eccentric person; a fop


  1. Fantastic

    The fantastic is a subgenre of literary works characterized by the ambiguous presentation of seemingly supernatural forces. Structuralist critic Tzvetan Todorov originated the concept, characterizing the fantastic as the hesitation of characters and readers when presented with questions about reality.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fantastic' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3515

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fantastic' in Adjectives Frequency: #936

Translations for fantastic

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


unbelievable and like a fantasy

She told me some fantastic story about her father being a Grand Duke!

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