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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fantastic, fantasticaladjective

    existing in fancy only

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

  2. antic, fantastic, fantastical, grotesqueadjective

    ludicrously odd

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


  1. fantasticaladjective

    Of or pertaining to fantasy.

  2. fantasticaladjective

    fanciful or whimsical

  3. fantasticaladjective


Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Fantastical, Fantastickadjective

    Etymology: fantastique, Fr. from fantasy.

    The delight that a man takes from another’s sin, can be nothing else but a fantastical, preternatural complacency, arising from that which he really has no feeling of. South.

    Present feats
    Are less than horrible imaginings:
    My thought, whose murther yet is but fantastical,
    Shakes so my single state of man, that function
    Is smother’d in surmise; and nothing is,
    But what is not. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    Men are so possessed with their own fancies, that they take them for oracles; and are arrived to some extraordinary revelations of truth, when indeed they do but dream dreams, and amuse themselves with the fantastick ideas of a busy imagination. Decay of Piety.

    Are ye fantastical, or that indeed
    Which outwardly ye shew? William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    Nor happiness can I, nor misery feel,
    From any turn of her fantastick wheel. Matthew Prior.

    They put such words in the mouths of one of these fantastical mind-infected people, that children and musicians call lovers. Philip Sidney.

    I’ll knit it up in silken strings,
    With twenty odd conceited true love knots:
    To be fantastick, may become a youth
    Of greater time than I. William Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona.

    Duumvir is provided with an imperious, expensive and fantastick mistress; to whom he retires from the conversation of a discreet and affectionate wife. Tatler.

    We are apt to think your medallists a little fantastical in the different prices they set upon their coins, without any regard to the metal of which they are composed. Addison.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fantasticaladjective

    fanciful; unreal; whimsical; capricious; fantastic

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fantastical in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fantastical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of fantastical in a Sentence

  1. Burton:

    It is a kind of policy in these days to prefix a fantastical title to a book which is to be sold; for as larks come down to a day-net, many vain readers will tarry and stand gazing, like silly passengers, at an antic picture in a painter?s shop that will not look at a judicious piece.

  2. Bernard Rose:

    These are things I found when I went to Chicago, and I think if Tony Todd're going to do something weird and fantastical and supernatural it's much better if all the details are true.

  3. Bruce Miller:

    The Handmaid Tale's amazing, flattering and horrible, you wished you lived in a world where when people dressed up as handmaids, it was just Halloween and not a political statement. I would very much like our show to become irrelevant -- interesting but completely fantastical.

  4. Britney Spears:

    Britney was the family's breadwinner, and she also otherwise supported you. Publicly airing false or fantastical grievances is wrong, especially when designed to sell books. It is also potentially unlawful and defamatory.

  5. City Commissioner Al Schmidt:

    I have seen the most fantastical things on social media, making completely ridiculous allegations that have no basis in fact at all and see them spread.

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