fantastic


1fan·tas·tic

adjective \fan-ˈtas-tik, fən-\

: extremely good

: extremely high or great

: very strange, unusual, or unlikely

Full Definition of FANTASTIC

1
a :  based on fantasy :  not real
b :  conceived or seemingly conceived by unrestrained fancy
c :  so extreme as to challenge belief :  unbelievable; broadly :  exceedingly large or great
2
:  marked by extravagant fantasy or extreme individuality :  eccentric
3
fantastic :  excellent, superlative <a fantastic meal>
fan·tas·ti·cal·i·ty \(ˌ)fan-ˌtas-tə-ˈka-lə-tē, fən-\ noun
fan·tas·ti·cal·ness \-ˈtas-tə-kəl-nəs\ noun

Variants of FANTASTIC

fan·tas·tic also fan·tas·ti·cal \-ti-kəl\

Examples of FANTASTIC

  1. The train runs at fantastic speeds.
  2. <a fantastic scheme for getting rich quick>

Origin of FANTASTIC

Middle English fantastic, fantastical, from Middle French & Late Latin; Middle French fantastique, from Late Latin phantasticus, from Greek phantastikos producing mental images, from phantazein to present to the mind — more at fancy
First Known Use: 14th century

Synonym Discussion of FANTASTIC

fantastic, bizarre, grotesque mean conceived, made, or carried out without adherence to truth or reality. fantastic may connote unrestrained extravagance in conception or merely ingenuity of decorative invention <dreamed up fantastic rumors to spread>. bizarre applies to the sensationally queer or strange and implies violence of contrast or incongruity of combination <a bizarre medieval castle built in the heart of a modern city>. grotesque may apply to what is conventionally ugly but artistically effective or it may connote ludicrous awkwardness or incongruity often with sinister or tragic overtones <grotesque statues adorn the cathedral> <though grief-stricken, she made a grotesque attempt at a smile>.

2fantastic

noun

Definition of FANTASTIC

:  eccentric 2

First Known Use of FANTASTIC

1598

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