fanciful


fan·ci·ful

adjective \ˈfan(t)-si-fəl\

: coming from the imagination

: showing imagination : unusual and appealing

Full Definition of FANCIFUL

1
:  marked by fancy or unrestrained imagination rather than by reason and experience <a fanciful person>
2
:  existing in fancy only <a fanciful notion>
3
:  marked by or as if by fancy or whim <gave their children fanciful names>
fan·ci·ful·ly \-f(ə-)lē\ adverb
fan·ci·ful·ness \-fəl-nəs\ noun

Examples of FANCIFUL

  1. a fanciful tale of a monster in the woods
  2. They gave all their children fanciful names.

First Known Use of FANCIFUL

circa 1627

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