Definition of fanciful
- a fanciful person
- a fanciful tale of a monster in the woods
- a fanciful notion
- the falsehoods about some fanciful secret treaties
- —F. D. Roosevelt
- gave their children fanciful names
a fanciful tale of a monster in the woods
They gave all their children fanciful names.
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chimerical (also chimeric), fabulous, fantasied, fantastic (also fantastical), fictional, fictitious, ideal, imaginal, imaginary, imagined, invented, made-up, make-believe, mythical (or mythic), notional, phantasmal, phantasmic, phantom, pretend, unreal, visionary;
: coming from the imagination
: showing imagination : unusual and appealing
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