Fancy

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English

Noun

Fancy (plural fancies)
  1. The imagination; an imagined image.
  2. A whim.
  3. Love or amorous attachment.
  4. Any sport or hobby pursued by a group.
  5. The enthusiasts of such a pursuit.

Adjective

Fancy (comparative fancier, superlative fanciest)

  1. Decorative.
  2. Of a superior grade.
  3. Executed with skill.
  4. (colloquial) Unnecessarily complicated.

Verb

Fancy (third-person singular simple present fancies, present participle Fancying, simple past and past participle fancied)

  1. (formal) To appreciate without jealousy or greed.
  2. (UK) would like
  3. (UK, informal) To be sexually attracted to.
  4. (dated) To imagine.

Adjectives for Fancy

passing; distorted; subjective; sportive delicate; religious; bubbling; enthusiastic deluding; school-girl; ingenious; boundless superstitious; starry; virgin; quainter; tenderer ; fond; disturbed; poetical; stray; youthful; difficult; ungrateful; irritable; popular; flesh-imprisoned; wild; prodigal; subtle; shadowy; groundless; ridiculous; childish; morbid; curious; vagrant; wayward; thick-coming (pi); fluttering; riotous; trustworthy; fermenting; exquisite; languid; incipient; airiest; feeble; preposterous; lingering; sudden; busy; extravagant; fickle; romantic; correlated; luxuriant; restless; quaint; hopeless; cruel; angry; later; odd; gushing; fecund; timorous; sweet; strange; voluptuous; gentle; mystical; insistent; long-faded; quick-springing; torpid; ardent; credulous; rambling; captious; wheeling; playful; giddy; crude; disordered; fastidious; irregular; excited; ever-veering; pardonable; unearthly; waking; fragrant; flying; footless; fugitive; worthless; delicious; violent; gloomy; wild-looking; mere; weak-hinged; scheming; frivolous; hideous; thoughtful; diseased; quavering; extraordinary, idolatrous.

Verbs for Fancy

breed—; build with—; catch—; chime with—; cure of—; crystallize—; dally with in —ies; draw upon—; excite—; fit—; free from—; indulge in—; lead by—; press upon—; reject—; restrain—; —conceives.

Adverbs for Fancy

erroneously; subjectively; enthusiastically; boundlessly; superstitiously; tenderly; poetically; ridiculously; childishly; morbidly; waywardly; romantically; voluptuously; frivolously; whimsically; idolatrously.

Synonyms for Fancy

adjective

verb

  • (be sexually attracted to): like (US)
  • (would like to): feel like (US)

noun

Antonyms for Fancy

adjective

noun

Thesaurus

abandoned, account as, adept, admiration, adoration, adorned, adroit, affection, affinity, agape, aim at, ambitious, animus, apparition, appetence, appetency, appetite, apprehension, approve, apt, arabesque, ardency, ardor, artistic, assume, attachment, attraction, authoritative, automatic response, awe-inspiring, awful, bag, barbaric, baroque, be afraid, be desirous of, be fond of, be partial to, bee, befrilled, believe, bent, bias, blind impulse, bodily love, boundless, boutade, brain wave, brainchild, brainstorm, bravura, brilliant, brotherly love, bubble, burn with love, busy, capriccio, caprice, capricious, care for, caritas, charity, chichi, chimera, choice, choose, chosen kind, classy, clean, clever, coin, colored, command, complex, complicated, conation, conatus, conceit, conceive, concept, conception, conceptualize, conclude, concoct, concupiscence, conjecture, conjugal love, conjure up, consider, contrariness, coordinated, costly, crack, crackerjack, crank, crave, craving, craze, crazy idea, create, creation, creativeness, creativity, crotchet, cunning, cup of tea, curiosity, cute, cutthroat, daedal, daresay, daydream, dear, dear-bought, decision, decorated, decorative, deem, deft, delirium, delusion, delusive, deluxe, desiderate, desideration, desire, determination, devotion, dexterous, dextrous, diplomatic, discretion, disposition, divine, dote on, dote upon, dream, dream up, drive, druthers, eagerness, egregious, eidolon, elaborate, elegant, embellished, embroidered, endorse, enormous, envisage, envisagement, envision, envisioning, esteem, estimate, exacting, exaggerated, excellent, excessive, exorbitant, expect, expensive, experience imaginatively, expert, extortionate, extravagant, extreme, fable, fabricate, fabrication, fabulous, fad, faithful love, fanciful, fantasize, fantasque, fantastic, fantastic notion, fantasticism, fantasy, fascination, favor, feel, fervor, festooned, fiction, fictionalize, figment, figurative, figured, fine, flamboyant, flame, flash, fleeting impulse, flight of fancy, flimflam, florid, flossy, flowery, fondness, fool notion, freak, freakish inspiration, free choice, free love, free will, free-lovism, frilly, fumes of fancy, fussy, gather, gigantic, gingerbread, glorious, gluttonous, go for, good, goodish, gouging, graceful, grand, grandiose, grant, grossly overpriced, guess, gut response, hallucination, handy, hankering, harebrained idea, hatch, have a hunch, have an idea, have an impression, have an inkling, have designs on, have eyes for, have it bad, have the idea, heart, hero worship, high, high-class, high-flown, high-flying, high-priced, high-toned, high-wrought, highfalutin, highfaluting, hold, hold as, hope, horme, humor, hunger for, hyperbolic, hypertrophied, idea, ideate, idle fancy, idolatry, idolism, idolization, illusion, illusory, image, imagery, imagination, imaginativeness, imagine, imagining, imago, immoderate, imposing, impression, impressive, impulse, inclination, incontinent, infer, inflated, inflationary, ingenious, inordinate, inspiration, instinct, insubstantial image, intellectual curiosity, intellectual object, intemperate, intention, intricate, invent, invention, inventiveness, involuntary impulse, irrationality, judge, kink, labored, lasciviousness, leaning, let, let be, libido, like, liking, lofty, long for, longing, look upon as, love, lovemaking, lush, lust, lust after, lust for learning, luxuriant, luxurious, luxury, maggot, magisterial, magnificent, maintain, majestic, make up, make-believe, married love, masterful, masterly, megrim, memory-trace, mental image, mental impression, mind, mirage, mold, monstrous, moresque, mutual affinity, mutual attraction, myth, natural impulse, neat, need, nightmare, no mean, noble, not affordable, notion, objectification, objective, observation, of great cost, opine, opinion, originate, ornamental, ornamented, ornate, ostentatious, out of bounds, out of sight, outrageous, overbig, overcharged, overdeveloped, overelaborate, overelegant, overgreat, overgrown, overlabored, overlarge, overloaded, overmuch, overpriced, overweening, overworked, overwrought, palatial, partiality, particular choice, passing fancy, passion, peculiarity, penchant, perception, personal choice, perverseness, phantasm, phantom, physical love, picture, picturesque, pine for, pleasure, pleasure principle, plush, politic, popular regard, popularity, posh, predilection, predisposition, prefer, preference, prefigure, prejudice, premium, prepossession, preposterous, presume, presuppose, presurmise, pretentious, pretty-pretty, pricey, prime, princely, proclivity, produce, professional, proficient, prohibitive, propensity, proud, provisionally accept, purple, quality, quick, quick hunch, quirk, quite some, ready, reckon, reflection, reflex, regard, representation, repute, resolution, resourceful, rich, ritzy, rococo, romance, sanction, say, select, sentiment, set down as, sex, sexual desire, sexual love, shape, shine, sick fancy, skillful, skyrocketing, slick, some, special, spiraling, spiritual love, splendid, stately, statesmanlike, steep, stiff, style, stylish, sudden thought, sumptuous, superb, superfine, superior, suppose, supposition, surmise, suspect, swank, swanky, swell, sympathy, tactful, take, take for, take for granted, take it, take to, take to be, taste, tendency, tender feeling, tender passion, the compleat, the complete, theory, thick-coming fancies, thing, think, think up, thirst for knowledge, thought, tony, too much, top, toy, trip, trow, truelove, turn, type, unbridled, unconscionable, understand, undue, unpayable, unrealistic, unreality, unreasonable, unreasonableness, unrestrained, unwarranted, urge, usurious, vagary, vapor, vaunting, view as, virtuoso, vision, visionary, visualize, volition, want, wanting, weakness, ween, well-done, whim, whim-wham, whimsical, whimsy, wildest dreams, will, will and pleasure, will power, wish, wish for, wish fulfillment, wish to goodness, wish very much, workmanlike, worship, would fain do, yearning

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