adjective fan·tas·tic \fan-ˈtas-tik, fən-\

: extremely good

: extremely high or great

: very strange, unusual, or unlikely

Full Definition of FANTASTIC

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
:  marked by extravagant fantasy or extreme individuality :  eccentric
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>


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 extravagance in conception or ingenuity of decorative invention <dreamed up fantastic rumors>. bizarre applies to the sensationally strange and implies violence of contrast or incongruity of combination <a bizarre medieval castle 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 on the cathedral> <though grieving, she made a grotesque attempt at a smile>.



Definition of FANTASTIC

:  eccentric 2

First Known Use of FANTASTIC



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