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fancy

noun

1 fancy

Something many people believe that is false.

synonyms: fantasy, illusion, phantasy.

Roget 842: wit, humor, wittiness; sense of humor; attic wit, attic salt; atticism; salt, esprit, point, fancy, whim, drollery, pleasantry.    ... show more

Roget 608: caprice, fancy, humor; whim, whimsy, whimsey, whimwham; crotchet, capriccio, quirk, freak, maggot, fad, ... show more

Roget 515: imagination; originality; invention; fancy; inspiration; verve.    warm imagination, heated imagination, excited imagination, sanguine imagination, ardent imagination, fiery imagination, boiling imagination, wild imagination, ... show more

Roget 453: idea, notion, conception, thought, apprehension, impression, perception, image, eidolon [Gr.], sentiment, reflection, observation, consideration; abstract idea; ... show more

Dutch: fantasy, illusie, inbeelding, verbeelding, zinsbegoocheling
Polish: iluzja, złudzenie



2 fancy

Imagination or fantasy; held by Coleridge to be more casual and superficial than true imagination.

3 fancy

A predisposition to like something:
— She had dismissed him quite brutally, relegating him to the status of a passing fancy, or less.

synonyms: fondness, partiality.

Roget 865: desire, wish, fancy, fantasy; want, need, exigency.    mind, inclination, leaning, bent, animus, partiality, ... show more

Roget 897: love; fondness etc. adj.; liking; inclination etc. (desire) 865; regard, dilection, admiration, fancy.    affection, ... show more

verb

1 fancy

Imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind.

synonyms: envision, figure, image, picture, project, see, visualise, visualize.

Roget 450: note, notice, mark; take notice of, take cognizance of be aware of, be conscious of; realize; appreciate; ruminate etc. (think) 451; fancy etc. ... show more

Roget 609: offers one's choice, set before; hold out the alternative, present the alternative, offer the alternative; put to the vote.    use option, use discretion, exercise option, exercise discretion, one's option; adopt, take up, embrace, ... show more

Roget 515: imagine, fancy, conceive; idealize, realize; dream, dream of, dream up; give to airy nothing a local habitation and a give to airy nothing a local habitation and a name" [Midsummer Night's Dream]. create, originate, devise, invent, ... show more

Roget 514: suppose, conjecture, surmise, suspect, guess, divine; theorize; presume, presurmise, presuppose; assume, fancy, wis, take it; ... show more

Roget 484: believe, credit; give faith to, give credit to, credence to; see, realize; assume, receive; set down for, take for; have it, take it; ... show more

Roget 451: think, reflect, cogitate, excogitate, consider, deliberate; bestow thought upon, bestow consideration upon; speculate, contemplate, meditate, ponder, muse, ... show more

2 fancy

Have a fancy or particular liking or desire for.

synonyms: go for, take to.

Roget 897: love, like, affect, fancy, care for, take an interest in, be partial to, sympathize with; affection; be in love with etc. adj.; have a love ... show more

Roget 865: desire; wish, wish for; be desirous etc. adj.. have a longing etc. n.; hope etc. 858.    care for, affect, ... show more

Dutch: mogen, vallen

adjective

1 fancy

Not plain; decorative or ornamented.

Roget 515: imagined etc. v.; ben trovato [It]; air drawn, airbuilt.    imagining etc. v., imaginative; original, inventive, creative, fertile.    ... show more


Moby thesaurus: Amor, Babylonian, Byzantine, Christian love, Corinthian, Daedalian, Eros, Platonic love, a bit much, abandoned, account as, adept, admiration, adoration, adorned, adroit, affection, affinity, agape, aim at ... show more.

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