fancied

adjective fan·cied \ ˈfan(t)-sēd \

Definition of fancied

: imagined or believed to be true or real
  • a fancied resemblance
  • I can't remember any damn memo of mine at all, but I have the distinct impression that almost all of them were written in anger over real or fancied wrongs …
  • —James Thurber
  • … like the split infinitive and other fancied lapses from verbal rectitude …
  • —Kingsley Amis

First Known Use of fancied

1568

in the meaning defined above

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