fantasist

noun
fan·​ta·​sist | \ ˈfan-tə-sist How to pronounce fantasist (audio) , -zist \

Definition of fantasist

: one who creates fantasias or fantasies

Examples of fantasist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For Vogue, then led by the fantasist editor Diana Vreeland, Manzoni transformed models into otherworldly creatures, adorned by zebra stripes or glittering with rhinestones. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, 10 Mar. 2022 In that bruising character study pitting self-delusion against political idealism, Hurt and Raúl Juliá played reluctant cellmates in a Brazilian prison, the former a gay fantasist, the latter a hardline leftist revolutionary. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 Mar. 2022 The movie turns the poet—a wild fantasist and a beguiler—into a stick figure of goodness. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 25 Feb. 2022 The vampire series, of course, would go on to become something less personal and more fantasist, as well as more intellectually vigorous, which is what occasioned my visit to New Orleans. Mikal Gilmore, Rolling Stone, 13 Dec. 2021 Millions voted for the autocrat-envious man in the carnival mirror, the fantasist and his enablers who through indifference and venality sent so many of them to hospital emergency rooms. Darryl Pinckney, The New York Review of Books, 25 Mar. 2021 Millions voted for the autocrat-envious man in the carnival mirror, the fantasist and his enablers who through indifference and venality sent so many of them to hospital emergency rooms. Darryl Pinckney, The New York Review of Books, 25 Mar. 2021 Citigroup said an enigmatic money manager who accused the bank of owing him $11.6 billion is a fantasist and a fraud. Washington Post, 8 Oct. 2021 Millions voted for the autocrat-envious man in the carnival mirror, the fantasist and his enablers who through indifference and venality sent so many of them to hospital emergency rooms. Darryl Pinckney, The New York Review of Books, 25 Mar. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of fantasist

1896, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fantasist

fantasy entry 1 + -ist entry 1

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30 Apr 2022

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“Fantasist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fantasist. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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