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  Definition of fancy
  1. fancy was held by Coleridge to be more casual and superficial than imagination
  2. something many people believe that is false; "they have the illusion that I am very wealthy"
  3. a predisposition to like something; "he had a fondness for whiskey"
  4. imagine; conceive of; see in one''s mind; "I can''t see him on horseback!"; "I can see what will happen"; "I can see a risk in this strategy"
  5. have a fancy or particular liking or desire for; "She fancied a necklace that she had seen in the jeweler''s window"
  6. not plain; decorative or ornamented; "fancy handwriting"; "fancy clothes"
Similar Words: illusion, fantasy, phantasy, fondness, partiality, visualize, visualise, envision, project, see, figure, picture, image, go for, take to

 

See Also: adorned, decorated, rhetorical

 

Hyponyms: bubble, will-o'-the-wisp, ignis fatuus, wishful thinking

 

Grouped Verbs: understand, realize, realise, see, visualize, visualise

 

Entailments: like

 

Derivational Morphology: visualize, visualise, envision, project, see, figure, picture, image, fantasize, fantasise, go for, take to, mental image, effigy, simulacrum, icon, ikon, imagination, imaging, imagery, mental imagery, mental picture, impression, picturing, envisioning, figuration, visionary, illusionist, seer, illusion, fantasy, phantasy, visual image, visualization, visualisation, visualizer, visualiser, fondness, partiality, fancier, enthusiast

 

 
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