fan·​cied ˈfan(t)-sēd How to pronounce fancied (audio)
: imagined or believed to be true or real
a fancied resemblance
I can't remember any damn memo of mine at all, but I have the distinct impression that almost all of them were written in anger over real or fancied wrongs …James Thurber
… like the split infinitive and other fancied lapses from verbal rectitude …Kingsley Amis

Word History


from past participle of fancy entry 1

First Known Use

1568, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fancied was in 1568

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Cite this Entry

“Fancied.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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