fan·​cied | \ ˈfan(t)-sēd How to pronounce fancied (audio) \

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

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1568, in the meaning defined above

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“Fancied.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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