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fantastic

adjective
variants: also

fantastical

Synonyms and Antonyms of fantastic

  1. 1 conceived or made without regard for reason or reality a fantastic scheme for getting rich quick Synonyms of fantastic absurd, bizarre, crazy, fanciful, foolish, insane, nonsensical, preposterous, unreal, wild Words Related to fantastic implausible, inconceivable, incredible, unbelievable, unimaginable, unthinkable; extravagant, grotesque; bizarro, curious, eccentric, far-out, funny, kinky, kooky (also kookie), odd, outlandish, out-of-the-way, outré, peculiar, quaint, queer, queerish, quirky, screwy, strange, wacky (also whacky), way-out, weird; farcical, laughable, ludicrous, ridiculous; Alice-in-Wonderland, Kafkaesque, nightmarish; dreamlike, surreal Phrases off the wall [slang] Antonyms of fantastic realistic, reasonable

  2. 2 excitingly or mysteriously unusual to European explorers, the Far East was a fantastic land filled with unimaginable riches Synonyms of fantastic bizarro, exotic (also fantastical), glamorous (also glamourous), marvelous (or marvellous), outlandish, romantic, strangeWords Related to fantastic colorful, picture-book, picturesque, quaint; alien, foreign; dark, distant, faraway, remote; alluring, captivating, enchanting, fascinating, magicalAntonyms of fantastic familiar, nonexotic, nonglamorous, plain-Jane, unexotic, unglamorous, unromantic

  3. 3 not real and existing only in the imagination a science fiction writer who can conjure up fantastic worlds and make them seem as real as our own Synonyms of fantastic chimerical (also chimeric), fabulous, fanciful, fantasied, imaginary (also fantastical), fictional, fictitious, ideal, imaginal, imagined, invented, made-up, make-believe, mythical (or mythic), notional, phantasmal, phantasmic, phantom, pretend, unreal, visonaryWords Related to fantastic fabled, legendary, romantic; abstract, hypothetical, theoretical (also theoretic); unbelievable, unconvincing, unlikely; conceived, envisaged, envisioned, pictured, visualized; daydreamlike, deceptive, delusional, delusive, hallucinatory, illusory, phantasmagoric (or phantasmagorical); concocted, fabricated, feigned, fictive; inexistent, nonexistentNear Antonyms of fantastic authentic, genuine, true; factual, verifiable, verified; believable, convincing, realistic; corporeal, material, physical, solid, substantial; palpable, tangibleAntonyms of fantastic actual, existent, existing, real

  4. 4 too extraordinary or improbable to believe concocted some fantastic story to try to explain why they had returned home so late Synonyms of fantastic incredible (also fantastical), implausible, inconceivable, incredulous, unbelievable, uncompelling, unconceivable, unconvincing, unimaginable, unthinkableWords Related to fantastic debatable, disputable, dodgy [chiefly British], doubtable, doubtful, dubious, dubitable, far-fetched, fishy, flimsy, questionable, shaky, suspect, suspicious, unlikely, unreasonable; hopeless, impossible; absurd, comical, farcical, laughable, ludicrous, outlandish, preposterous, ridiculous, risible, silly; indefensible, insupportable, untenableNear Antonyms of fantastic likely, possible, probable; reasonable; certain, incontestable, indisputable, indubitable, questionless, sure, undeniable, undoubted, unquestionableAntonyms of fantastic believable, cogitable, conceivable, convincing, credible, creditable, imaginable, plausible, supposable, thinkable

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    fantastic

    ; of the very best kind surfing conditions were simply fantastic Synonyms of fantastic A-OK, A1, awesome, bang-up, banner, beautiful, blue-chip, blue-ribbon, boffo, bonny (also bonnie) [chiefly British], boss [slang], brag, brave, bully, bumper, capital, choice, classic, cool [slang], corking, crackerjack, cracking, dandy, divine, dope [slang], down [slang], dynamite, fab, fabulous, famous, fantabulous [slang], excellent, fine, first-class, first-rate, first-string, five-star, four-star, frontline, gangbusters (also gangbuster), gilt-edged (or gilt-edge), gone [slang], grand, great, groovy, heavenly, high-class, hot, hype [slang], immense, jim-dandy, keen, lovely, marvelous (or marvellous), mean, neat, nifty, noble, number one (also No. 1), numero uno, out-of-sight [slang], par excellence, peachy, peachy keen, phat [slang], prime, primo [slang], prize, prizewinning, quality, radical [slang], righteous [slang], sensational, slick, splendid, stellar, sterling, superb, superior, superlative, supernal, swell, terrific, tip-top, top, top-flight, top-notch, top-of-the-line, topping [chiefly British], top-shelf, unsurpassed, wizard [chiefly British], wonderfulWords Related to fantastic acceptable, adequate, all right, decent, good, OK (or okay), passable, satisfactory, tolerable; better, exceptional, fancy, high-grade, high-test, premium, select, special, superfine; classical, standard, traditionalNear Antonyms of fantastic bad, inferior, low-grade, substandard, unsatisfactory; mediocre, middling, second-class, second-rateAntonyms of fantastic atrocious, awful, execrable, lousy, pathetic, poor, rotten, terrible, vile, wretched

Synonym Discussion of fantastic

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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