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English adjective: fancy

1. fancy not plain; decorative or ornamented


SamplesFancy handwriting.
Fancy clothes.


Similaraureate, baroque, battlemented, busy, castellated, castled, churrigueresco, churrigueresque, crackle, damascene, damask, dressy, elaborate, embattled, fanciful, fantastic, flamboyant, florid, fussy, lacelike, lacy, luxuriant, puff, puffed, rococo, vermicular, vermiculate, vermiculated


See alsoadorned, decorated, rhetorical


Antonymsplain


English noun: fancy

1. fancy (cognition) something many people believe that is false


SamplesThey have the illusion that I am very wealthy.


Synonymsfantasy, illusion, phantasy


Broader (hypernym)misconception


Narrower (hyponym)bubble, ignis fatuus, will-o'-the-wisp, wishful thinking

2. fancy (cognition) a kind of imagination that was held by Coleridge to be more casual and superficial than true imagination


Broader (hypernym)imagination, imaginativeness, vision

3. fancy (feeling) a predisposition to like something


SamplesHe had a fondness for whiskey.


Synonymsfondness, partiality


Broader (hypernym)liking


English verb: fancy

1. fancy (creation) imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind


SamplesI can't see him on horseback!.
I can see what will happen.
I can see a risk in this strategy.


Synonymsenvision, figure, image, picture, project, see, visualise, visualize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)conceive of, envisage, ideate, imagine


Verb grouprealise, realize, see, understand, visualise, visualize

2. fancy (emotion) have a fancy or particular liking or desire for


SamplesShe fancied a necklace that she had seen in the jeweler's window.


ExamplesSam cannot fancy Sue , They fancy more bread


Synonymsgo for, take to


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)desire, want


Entaillike









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