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fantastic

fan·tas·tic

fantastic

 
 
pronunciation:
faen taes tihk
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: wildly imaginative and incredible.
Her brother told a fantastic story about being kidnapped by wolves.
synonyms:
sensational
similar words:
imaginative, incredible
definition 2: strange or unusual.
We read about the fantastic life forms on the ocean floor.
synonyms:
peculiar, queer, strange
antonyms:
ordinary
similar words:
conspicuous, curious, eccentric, extraordinary, odd, remarkable, unusual, weird
definition 3: (informal) excellent or superb.
She was a fantastic singer when she was young.
synonyms:
excellent, exceptional, marvelous, outstanding, superb, terrific
antonyms:
ordinary
similar words:
fabulous, good, great, incredible, out of this world, sensational, splendid, superior, tremendous, wonderful
derivations: fantastical (adj.), fantastically (adv.)
Word Parts
The word fantastic contains the following part:
-ic Latin and Greek adjective-forming suffix that means like, pertaining to
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The suffix -ic attaches to roots and words of Greek or Latin origin to form adjectives. A few words ending in -ic (magic , critic , music ) were adjectives that became nouns in Greek before they entered English, also as nouns.