fantastic

adjective
fan·​tas·​tic | \ fan-ˈta-stik How to pronounce fantastic (audio) , fən-\
variants: or less commonly fantastical \ fan-​ˈta-​sti-​kəl How to pronounce fantastical (audio) \

Definition of fantastic

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1a : based on fantasy (see fantasy entry 1 sense 3) : not real
b : conceived or seemingly conceived by unrestrained fancy fantastic new space and nuclear weapons— Jack Raymond
c : so extreme as to challenge belief : unbelievable a fantastic industrial complex of steel, coal, machine tools, and other heavy industries— M. S. Handler broadly : exceedingly large or great spent fantastic sums on his library
2 : marked by extravagant fantasy or extreme individuality : eccentric fantastic works of art
3 fantastic : excellent, superlative a fantastic meal

fantastic

noun

Definition of fantastic (Entry 2 of 2)

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Other Words from fantastic

Adjective

fantasticality \ (ˌ)fan-​ˌta-​stə-​ˈka-​lə-​tē How to pronounce fantasticality (audio) , fən-​ \ noun
fantasticalness \ fan-​ˈta-​stə-​kəl-​nəs How to pronounce fantasticalness (audio) \ noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for fantastic

Synonyms: Adjective

absurd, bizarre, crazy, fanciful, foolish, insane, nonsensical, preposterous, unreal, wild

Antonyms: Adjective

realistic, reasonable

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Adjective

fantastic, bizarre, grotesque mean conceived, made, or carried out without adherence to truth or reality. fantastic may connote extravagance in conception or ingenuity of decorative invention. dreamed up fantastic rumors bizarre applies to the sensationally strange and implies violence of contrast or incongruity of combination. a bizarre medieval castle in the heart of a modern city grotesque may apply to what is conventionally ugly but artistically effective or it may connote ludicrous awkwardness or incongruity often with sinister or tragic overtones. grotesque statues on the cathedral though grieving, she made a grotesque attempt at a smile

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Examples of fantastic in a Sentence

Adjective

The train runs at fantastic speeds. a fantastic scheme for getting rich quick

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

The location is fantastic, with privacy and views that go on for days. Ramona Sentinel, "Home of the Week - 1331 Ash St. Ramona," 13 June 2019 The food was fantastic and the staff was incredibly nice. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "Refugio La Roca's Hotel Rooms Have Hammock-Like Nets So You Can Be Suspended Off a Colombian Cliff," 12 June 2019 Giannis, Khris, Brook, Malcolm and Eric all had incredible seasons and our ‘Bench Mob’ was fantastic all season long. Matt Velazquez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Bucks, GM Jon Horst agree to multi-year contract extension," 7 June 2019 The waves’ ultimate source was just as fantastic as the engineering that went into detecting them: two black holes smashing together, their enormous gravities sending undulations throughout the cosmos. Steve Nadis, Discover Magazine, "We've Found Gravitational Waves. What Will We Learn From Them?," 24 May 2019 Kacey Musgraves knows life in plastic is fantastic. Gabe Bergado, Teen Vogue, "The Met Gala 2019 Memes That Had Us Cackling Over Camp," 7 May 2019 My mission became, this can’t be fantastic to the public and a disaster behind the scenes. Ariana Romero, refinery29.com, "This is The Moment Grey's Anatomy Stopped Being Hell For Ellen Pompeo," 6 June 2019 My mission became, this can’t be fantastic to the public and a disaster behind the scenes. Lynette Rice, EW.com, "Ellen Pompeo says Grey's Anatomy used to be a 'disaster behind the scenes'," 5 June 2019 The Queen and the entire Royal family have been fantastic. CBS News, "Trump U.K. state visit: Trump U.K. state visit: Pro-Trump activist stabs "Trump baby" balloon in London," 4 June 2019

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First Known Use of fantastic

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Noun

1598, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fantastic

Adjective and Noun

Middle English fantastic, fantastical, from Middle French & Late Latin; Middle French fantastique, from Late Latin phantasticus, from Greek phantastikos producing mental images, from phantazein to present to the mind — more at fancy

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The first known use of fantastic was in the 14th century

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fantastic

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of fantastic

: extremely good
: extremely high or great
: very strange, unusual, or unlikely

fantastic

adjective
fan·​tas·​tic | \ fan-ˈta-stik How to pronounce fantastic (audio) \

Kids Definition of fantastic

1 : produced by or like something produced by the imagination a fantastic scheme
2 : extremely good That was a fantastic meal.
3 : barely believable We moved at a fantastic speed.

Other Words from fantastic

fantastically \ -​sti-​kə-​lē \ adverb

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