from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Created in the fancy; unreal: a fanciful story.
- adj. Tending to indulge in fancy: a fanciful mind.
- adj. Showing invention or whimsy in design; imaginative. See Synonyms at fantastic.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. imaginative or fantastic; unreal or imagined
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Full of fancy; guided by fancy, rather than by reason and experience; whimsical.
- adj. Conceived in the fancy; not consistent with facts or reason; abounding in ideal qualities or figures
- adj. Curiously shaped or constructed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Led by fancy rather than by reason and experience; subject to the influence of fancy; whimsical: applied to persons.
- Opposed to real.
- Dictated or produced by fancy; appealing to or engaging the fancy; characterized by capricious aspects or qualities; curious: applied to things: as, a fanciful scheme; fanciful shapes.
- Synonyms Imaginative, visionary, capricious, eccentric.
- Fanciful, Fantastic, Grotesque, chimerical, wild. Fantastic and grotesque may be applied to persons or to things, but grotesque to persons only when indicating outward appearance. That which is fanciful is odd, but not beyond the point of pleasing; that which is fantastic goes beyond that point, suggesting an unregulated or half-crazy fancy: as, the fantastic notions or dress of a lunatic. That which is grotesque carries fancy so far as to be unnatural, absurd, a combination of incongruous parts, a travesty upon the real or proper.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. not based on fact; unreal
- adj. indulging in or influenced by fancy
- adj. having a curiously intricate quality
fancy + -ful (Wiktionary)