What does fanciful mean?

Definitions for fanciful
ˈfæn sɪ fəlfan·ci·ful

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fanciful, notionaladjective

    indulging in or influenced by fancy

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

  2. fanciful, imaginary, notionaladjective

    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. fancifuladjective

    having a curiously intricate quality

    "a fanciful pattern with intertwined vines and flowers"

Wiktionary

  1. fancifuladjective

    imaginative or fantastic; unreal or imagined

    Etymology: fancy + -ful

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fancifuladjective

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

  2. Fancifuladjective

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

  3. Fancifuladjective

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fanciful in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fanciful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of fanciful in a Sentence

  1. Ron Johnson:

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

  2. Wilhelm von Humboldt:

    If it were not somewhat fanciful to suppose that every human excellence is presented, as it were, in one kind of being, we might believe that the whole treasure of morality and order is enshrined in the female character.

  3. Henry Tuckerman:

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

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

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

  5. Sophocles:

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

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