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 2) : 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

Antonyms: Adjective

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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 These walks aren’t too strenuous, but a splash-about in the tiers of natural hot springs feels fantastic straight afterwards. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best New Hotels in Mexico, the Caribbean, Central & South America: 2020 Hot List," 5 May 2020 Twitter is fantastic for finding leads in any creative industry. David Nield, Popular Science, "How to make money from home," 28 Apr. 2020 This legendary New York City bookstore is fantastic for finding used or out-of-print books. Robert Frank, National Geographic, "THE BEST OF NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC DELIVERED TO YOUR INBOX," 24 Apr. 2020 Being part of Comcast has been fantastic for us for long-term planning and investing in content. Georg Szalai, The Hollywood Reporter, "Sky U.K. Content Chief on How Comcast Is Fueling Its TV Ambitions (Q&A)," 12 Feb. 2020 Every four years, the eyes and the attention of the world stops and focuses on sports – which is fantastic for us. Sara Radin, refinery29.com, "As The Olympics Approaches, Nike Launches “Rawthentic Modernity” Aesthetic," 7 Feb. 2020 Congratulations to the Kansas City Chiefs on a great game, and a fantastic comeback, under immense pressure. BostonGlobe.com, "Trump mistakenly congratulates Kansas on Super Bowl win," 3 Feb. 2020 Congratulations to the Kansas City Chiefs on a great game and a fantastic comeback under immense pressure. cleveland, "MSNBC, Fox News react differently to Trump congratulating Kansas on Super Bowl win," 3 Feb. 2020 Congratulations to the Kansas City Chiefs on a great game and a fantastic comeback under immense pressure. Madison Dibble, Washington Examiner, "'Stone cold idiot': Ex-Missouri senator rips Trump for praising Kansas after Chiefs win Super Bowl," 3 Feb. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun While the city boasts several fantastics art or history museums, priority should be given to this special place, which houses a mind-blowing collection of artifacts from the many peoples of Central and South America. Kaitlin Menza, Town & Country, "The Best Things to Do in Santiago, Chile," 20 Sep. 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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24 May 2020

Cite this Entry

“Fantastic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fantastic. Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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More Definitions for fantastic

fantastic

adjective
How to pronounce fantastic (audio)

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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