Definition of fantastic
- fantastic new space and nuclear weapons
- —Jack Raymond
- a fantastic industrial complex of steel, coal, machine tools, and other heavy industries
- —M. S. Handler
- spent fantastic sums on his library
- fantastic works of art
The train runs at fantastic speeds.
a fantastic scheme for getting rich quick
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
A-OK, A1, awesome, bang-up, banner, beautiful, blue-chip, blue-ribbon, brave, bully, bumper, capital, choice, classic, cool [slang], corking, crackerjack, dandy, divine, dynamite, excellent, fab, fabulous, famous, fine, first-class, first-rate, first-string, five-star, four-star, frontline, gilt-edged (or gilt-edge), grand, great, groovy, heavenly, high-class, hot, immense, jim-dandy, lovely, marvelous (or marvellous), mean, neat, nifty, noble, par excellence, peachy, prime, prize, prizewinning, quality, sensational, splendid, stellar, sterling, superb, superior, superlative, supernal, swell, terrific, tip-top, top, top-notch, top-of-the-line, topflight, unsurpassed, wonderful;
out of this world, too much;
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having a quality expressive of sadness
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