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fancy

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1 made or done with great care or with much detail

  • weʼre having a little get-together after the concert—nothing fancy
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2 going beyond a normal or acceptable limit in degree or amount

  • decided they would rather go without dinner than pay the hotel restaurant's fancy prices
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a bit much, over the top

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fancy

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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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castle in Spain, castle in the air

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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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bee in one's bonnet

3 positive regard for something

  • now that heʼs rich heʼs taken a fancy to expensive sports cars
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4 the ability to form mental images of things that either are not physically present or have never been conceived or created by others

  • to fans of Lewis Carroll, the animal creations of his fertile fancy are as real as any creature to be found at the zoo
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fancy

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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 didnʼt fancy the idea of failing the student, even if he was the class clown
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be partial to, get a kick out of (or charge), go for, have a soft spot for, take to

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think, conceive, imagine, fancy, realize, envisage, envision mean to form an idea of. think implies the entrance of an idea into one's mind with or without deliberate consideration or reflection.
    • I just thought of a good joke
conceive suggests the forming and bringing forth and usually developing of an idea, plan, or design.
    • conceived of a new marketing approach
imagine stresses a visualization.
    • imagine you're at the beach
fancy suggests an imagining often unrestrained by reality but spurred by desires.
    • fancied himself a super athlete
realize stresses a grasping of the significance of what is conceived or imagined.
    • realized the enormity of the task ahead
envisage and envision imply a conceiving or imagining that is especially clear or detailed.
    • envisaged a totally computerized operation
    • envisioned a cure for the disease

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