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Definition 1: indulging in or influenced by fancy - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where fanciful or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a fanciful mind
  • all the notional vagaries of childhood

Synonyms for fanciful in the sense of this definition

(fanciful is similar to ...) having the ability or power to create

"a creative imagination"

Definition 2: having a curiously intricate quality - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where fanciful or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a fanciful pattern with intertwined vines and flowers

(fanciful is similar to ...) not plain; decorative or ornamented

"fancy handwriting" "fancy clothes"

Definition 3: not based on fact; existing only in the imagination - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where fanciful or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the falsehood about some fanciful secret treaties
  • a small child's imaginary friends
  • to create a notional world for oneself

Synonyms for fanciful in the sense of this definition

(fanciful is similar to ...) lacking in reality or substance or genuineness; not corresponding to acknowledged facts or criteria

"ghosts and other unreal entities" "unreal propaganda serving as news"

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