fanciful ADJECTIVE 1) over-imaginative and unrealistic. 2) existing only in the imagination. 3) highly ornamental or imaginative in design.
DERIVATIVES fancifully adverb fancifulness noun.

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  • Fancifulness — Fanciful Fan ci*ful, a. 1. Full of fancy; guided by fancy, rather than by reason and experience; whimsical; as, a fanciful man forms visionary projects. [1913 Webster] 2. Conceived in the fancy; not consistent with facts or reason; abounding in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fancifulness — noun see fanciful …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fancifulness — See fancifully. * * * …   Universalium

  • fancifulness — noun The quality of being fanciful …   Wiktionary

  • fancifulness — n. oddness; quality of being whimsical; quality of being imaginary …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fancifulness — fan·ci·ful·ness …   English syllables

  • fancifulness — fəlnə̇s noun ( es) : fanciful quality : whimsicality …   Useful english dictionary

  • caprice — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. fancy, humor (See changeableness). II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. whim, vagary, notion, fancy, impulse, eccentricity, crotchet, quirk, freak, whimsy, humor, maggot, megrim, capriciousness, fancifulness,… …   English dictionary for students

  • Fantasticism — Fan*tas ti*cism, n. The quality of being fantastical; fancifulness; whimsicality. Ruskin. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Romanticness — Ro*man tic*ness, n. The state or quality of being romantic; widness; fancifulness. Richardson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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