fan·​tast | \ ˈfan-ˌtast How to pronounce fantast (audio) \

Definition of fantast

1 : visionary
2 : a fantastic or eccentric person
3 : fantasist

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Examples of fantast in a Sentence

yet another short-lived utopian community that was the brainchild of a naive fantast

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Don't arraign the liars and fantasts who brought on the ruin that is the Iraq war. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire, "And The Banks Get Off Easy," 13 Mar. 2013

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First Known Use of fantast

1588, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for fantast

German, from Medieval Latin fantasta, probably back-formation from Late Latin phantasticus

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The first known use of fantast was in 1588

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fan·​tast | \ ˈfan-ˌtast How to pronounce fantast (audio) \

Medical Definition of fantast

: one who indulges in fantasies and daydreaming

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to spread over or through

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