: marked by fancy or unrestrained imagination rather than by reason and experience <a fanciful person>
: existing in fancy only <a fanciful notion>
Examples of FANCIFUL
- a fanciful tale of a monster in the woods
- They gave all their children fanciful names.
First Known Use of FANCIFUL
Related to FANCIFUL
- absurd, bizarre, crazy, fantastic, foolish, insane, nonsensical, preposterous, unreal, wild
- realistic, reasonable
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