fan·​ta·​sist ˈfan-tə-sist How to pronounce fantasist (audio)
: one who creates fantasias or fantasies

Examples of fantasist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And then the fantasist in me later will right the wrongs, color in my past. Miriam Katz, Los Angeles Times, 18 Aug. 2023 Would that our climate fantasists could be so clear-eyed and practical. WSJ, 27 July 2023 Partly because this particular fantasist was being indicted by the Feds at the time. Daniel Scheffler, SPIN, 1 June 2023 The Colorado suit, brought by the security director at Dominion Voting Systems, exposes claims by Trump fantasist Sidney Powell, elaborated by Giuliani at an infamous press conference as hair coloring ran down his cheek, that the company’s machines had been rigged. Jim Sleeper, The New Republic, 16 June 2022 The new Amazon Prime Video sitcom Frank of Ireland stars Brian Gleeson (Phantom Thread, Peaky Blinders) as the titular character, an Irish singer-songwriter and all-around fantasist, while Gleeson's real-life brother Domhnall (Ex Machina, the Star Wars franchise) portrays his sidekick Doofus. Clark Collis,, 25 Mar. 2021 Meanwhile, a recent Vanity Fair piece reveals Macchiarini as a fantasist who claimed to know everyone from Barack Obama to the Pope. Neuroskeptic, Discover Magazine, 15 Feb. 2016 Six films by fantasist/satirist Terry Gilliam will show between Jan. 21 and Feb. 26 at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque. cleveland, 23 Dec. 2022 But publicly breaking bread with a white supremacist and a black fantasist has meaning and consequences. Gerard Baker, WSJ, 28 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1896, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fantasist was in 1896

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“Fantasist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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