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fancy

fan·cy

fancy

 
 
pronunciation:
faen si
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, verb
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part of speech: noun
inflections: fancies
definition 1: something pictured in the mind or wished for that may not be based on reason or real life.
She has a fancy that she will marry a prince.
synonyms:
vision
similar words:
daydream, dream, fiction, illusion, mind, notion, pleasure
definition 2: imagination.
Flying cows are animals of fancy.
synonyms:
imagination
similar words:
fantasy, inclination, tendency
definition 3: a liking for something, or the object that is liked.
Emma has a fancy for horses.Chocolate is my fancy.
synonyms:
yen
similar words:
desire, inclination, liking, preference, taste, weakness
 
part of speech: adjective
inflections: fancier, fanciest
definition 1: splendid; grander than the average.
She wore a fancy gown to the ball.
synonyms:
luxurious
antonyms:
plain, simple
similar words:
extravagant, lavish, lush, luxuriant, ornate, showy
definition 2: special; excellent; very skilled.
The skater got everyone's attention with her fancy moves.
synonyms:
adept, excellent, fine
similar words:
choice, elegant, exceptional, magnificent, skillful, superb, superior
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: fancied, fancies, fancying
definition 1: to imagine or picture.
Can you fancy me as a cowboy?
synonyms:
imagine, picture, visualize
similar words:
conceive, dream, foresee, think
definition 2: to like or be fond of.
I fancy your red hair.
synonyms:
like
similar words:
adore, enjoy, love, prefer
derivations: fancily (adv.), fanciness (n.)
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