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Definition 1: extraordinarily good or great; used especially as intensifiers - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • 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

Synonyms for fantastic in the sense of this definition

(fantastic is similar to ...) beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable

"extraordinary authority" "an extraordinary achievement" "her extraordinary beauty" "enjoyed extraordinary popularity" "an extraordinary capacity for work" "an extraordinary session of the legislature"

Definition 2: extravagantly fanciful in design, construction, appearance - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • Gaudi's fantastic architecture

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

"fancy handwriting" "fancy clothes"

Definition 3: ludicrously odd - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

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

Synonyms for fantastic in the sense of this definition

(fantastic is similar to ...) being definitely out of the ordinary and unexpected; slightly odd or even a bit weird

"a strange exaltation that was indefinable" "a strange fantastical mind" "what a strange sense of humor she has"

Definition 4: existing in fancy only - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • fantastic figures with bulbous heads the circumference of a bushel

Synonyms for fantastic in the sense of this definition

(fantastic 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"

Definition 5: fanciful and unrealistic; foolish - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • a fantastic idea of his own importance

Synonyms for fantastic in the sense of this definition

(fantastic is similar to ...) not realistic

"unrealistic expectations" "prices at unrealistic high levels"

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