Adjective "fanciful" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Over-imaginative and unrealistic.
  1. 'Okay, so admittedly that may be a fanciful and unrealistic goal.'
  2. 'Is it really so fanciful to expect coffee shops and bars to provide internet access on the house?'
  3. 'He is less imaginative or fanciful than Tom, but more practical.'
  4. 'Paintings of original and fanciful snowmen are one favorite, and winter trees or landscapes are another.'
  5. 'And I think you never outgrow your love for those imaginative, fanciful, farfetched, fantastic characters and situations.'
  6. 'The judge said the two men lived in a ‘strange and fanciful world’ where they thought they could ‘ride around in cars, armed to the hilt’.'
Highly ornamental or imaginative in design.
  1. 'The living room is the most fanciful; its highly abstract designs interspersed with some identifiable birds and the occasional flower.'
  2. 'Wu Bing designed wonderful costumes, from semi-traditional to fanciful, while the lighting was minimal, sets almost nonexistent, and most of the music American.'
  3. 'The fountain illustrated, an exquisite piece of Gothic architecture in miniature, was designed to be both fanciful and functional.'


1. characterized by or showing fancy; capricious or whimsical in appearance: a fanciful design of butterflies and flowers.

2. suggested by fancy; imaginary; unreal: fanciful lands of romance.

3. led by fancy rather than by reason and experience; whimsical: a fanciful mind.

More examples(as adjective)

"subjects can be fanciful in writings."

"nothings can be fanciful for violences."

"nothings can be fanciful for sexes."

"nothings can be fanciful for mills."

"doubts can be fanciful in cults."

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