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fancies

noun
plural of fancy

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 a conception or image created by the imagination and having no objective reality
  • a writer with a prodigious talent for creating fancies that captivate readers young and old

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2 a sudden impulsive and apparently unmotivated idea or action
  • is this a serious interest in music, or just your latest fancy that will be forgotten after a week?

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3 positive regard for something
  • now that he's rich he's taken a fancy to expensive sports cars

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fancies

verb
present tense third-person singular of fancy

Synonyms & Antonyms of fancies (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to form a mental picture of
  • try to fancy, if you can, our mother on an elephant when she was touring India

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2 to take pleasure in
  • the teacher didn't fancy the idea of failing the student, even if he was the class clown

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“Fancies.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/fancies. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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