Simple Definition of fanciful
: 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>
Examples of fanciful
a fanciful tale of a monster in the woods
They gave all their children fanciful names.
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