Fanciful meaning

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The definition of fanciful is something that is imaginary in a fun way, or is something designed to be for decoration, rather than practical.

If you are a terrible singer but harbor a belief that some day you will be an opera star, this is an example of a fanciful dream.

Embellishments added to a dress that serve no purpose other than decoration are an example of something that would be described as fanciful.

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Created in the fancy; imaginary or unreal.

A fanciful story.

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Showing invention or whimsy in design; imaginative.
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Full of fancy; indulging in fancies; imaginative in a playful way; whimsical.
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Created in the fancy; imaginary; not real.

A fanciful tale.

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Tending to indulge in fancy.

A fanciful mind.

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Showing fancy in construction or design; quaint; odd.

Fanciful costumes.

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Origin of fanciful

  • fancy +‎ -ful

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