Fantastic meaning

-tĭ-kəl
The definition of fantastic is something imaginary, strange or incredible.

An example of fantastic is a three year old telling a story about a pink elephant breaking a window.

An example of fantastic is a dream trip to Europe.

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A person who is fantastic in behavior, dress, etc.; eccentric.
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Wonderful; marvelous; excellent; extraordinarily good or great (used especially as an intensifier).

"I had a simply fantastic vacation, and I can't wait to tell you all about it!"

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Seemingly impossible; incredible.

Fantastic progress in science.

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Existing in or constructed from fantasy; of or relating to fantasy; fanciful.

He told fantastic stories of dragons and goblins.

His fantastic post-college plans had all collapsed within a year of graduation.

She had a fantastic view of her own importance that none of her colleagues shared.

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Not believable; implausible; seemingly only possible in fantasy.

The events were so fantastic that only the tabloids were willing to print them.

She entered the lab and stood gaping for a good ten minutes at the fantastic machinery at work all around her.

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Resembling fantasies in irregularity, caprice, or eccentricity; irregular; grotesque.
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Wonderful or superb; remarkable.

A fantastic trip to Europe.

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An eccentric person.
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Existing in the imagination; imaginary; unreal.

Fantastic terrors.

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Having a strange or weird appearance; grotesque; odd.

Fantastic designs.

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Strange and unusual; extravagant; capricious; eccentric.

A fantastic plan.

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Origin of fantastic

  • Middle English fantastik imagined from Old French fantastique from Late Latin phantasticus imaginary from Greek phantastikos able to create mental images from phantazesthai to appear fantasy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French fantastique

    From Wiktionary