fancy (Meaning)

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fancy (n)

something many people believe that is false

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

a predisposition to like something

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fancy (v)

imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind

have a fancy or particular liking or desire for

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fancy (a)

not plain; decorative or ornamented

Webster

fancy (n.)

The faculty by which the mind forms an image or a representation of anything perceived before; the power of combining and modifying such objects into new pictures or images; the power of readily and happily creating and recalling such objects for the purpose of amusement, wit, or embellishment; imagination.

An image or representation of anything formed in the mind; conception; thought; idea; conceit.

An opinion or notion formed without much reflection; caprice; whim; impression.

Inclination; liking, formed by caprice rather than reason; as, to strike one's fancy; hence, the object of inclination or liking.

That which pleases or entertains the taste or caprice without much use or value.

A sort of love song or light impromptu ballad.

Webster

fancy (v. i.)

To figure to one's self; to believe or imagine something without proof.

To love.

Webster

fancy (v. t.)

To form a conception of; to portray in the mind; to imagine.

To have a fancy for; to like; to be pleased with, particularly on account of external appearance or manners.

To believe without sufficient evidence; to imagine (something which is unreal).

Webster

fancy (a.)

Adapted to please the fancy or taste; ornamental; as, fancy goods.

Extravagant; above real value.

fancy Sentence Examples

  1. The painter's fancy took him to a realm of abstract shapes and vibrant colors.
  2. The chef had a fancy for creating dishes that were both beautiful and delicious.
  3. The singer had a fancy for the old country ballads that she had grown up with.
  4. The student had a fancy for learning new words and expanding her vocabulary.
  5. The traveler had a fancy to explore faraway lands and experience different cultures.
  6. The gardener had a fancy for growing exotic flowers and vegetables in his garden.
  7. The interior designer had a fancy for creating spaces that were both elegant and comfortable.
  8. The fashion designer had a fancy for creating clothes that were both stylish and unique.
  9. The chef had a fancy for creating molecular gastronomy dishes that were both innovative and delicious.
  10. The makeup artist had a fancy for creating dramatic and glamorous looks that would turn heads.

FAQs About the word fancy

something many people believe that is false, imagination or fantasy; held by Coleridge to be more casual and superficial than true imagination, a predisposition

complicated,detailed, elegant, intricate, elaborate, complex, ornate, involved, magnificent, exquisite

simple, unsophisticated, plain, simple, unsophisticated, modest, plain, modest, no-frills, uncomplicated

The painter's fancy took him to a realm of abstract shapes and vibrant colors.

The chef had a fancy for creating dishes that were both beautiful and delicious.

The singer had a fancy for the old country ballads that she had grown up with.

The student had a fancy for learning new words and expanding her vocabulary.