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Definition of fanciful:

  1. Conceived in the fancy; not consistent with facts or reason; abounding in ideal qualities or figures; as, a fanciful scheme; a fanciful theory.
  2. Curiously shaped or constructed; as, she wore a fanciful headdress.
  3. Full of fancy; guided by fancy, rather than by reason and experience; whimsical; as, a fanciful man forms visionary projects.


speculative, creative, involved, extravagant, real, irrational, insane, dreamlike, foolish, extreme, absurd, unreasonable, mythical, visionary, fantastic, plain, intricate, ideal, grotesque, playful, invented, made-up, ridiculous, contorted, conceptual, notional, make-believe, difficult, complex, visonary, imagined, fantastical, hysterical, fictional, unreal, incomprehensible, wrong, imaginary, quaint, chimerical, complicated, fancy, confusing, imaginative, chimeric, preposterous, conceptional, phantasmic, phantom, childish, crazy, inventive, fabulous, illusory, bizarre, odd, irresponsible, confused, nonsensical, fantasied, wild, pretend, ideational, phantasmal, elaborate, perverse, fictitious, fictive, imaginal, originative.

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