HyperDic: fancy

English > 6 senses of the word fancy:
ADJECTIVEallfancynot plain
NOUNcognitionfancy, illusion, fantasy, phantasysomething many people believe that is false / false
cognitionfancya kind of imagination that was held by Coleridge to be more casual and superficial than true imagination
feelingfancy, fondness, partialitya predisposition to like / like something
VERBcreationfancy, visualize, visualise, envision, project, see, figure, picture, imageimagine
emotionfancy, go for, take tohave a fancy or particular liking or desire for
fancy > pronunciation
Soundsfae'nsiy
Rhymesabsorbency ... Yangtze: 255 rhymes with siy...
English > fancy: 6 senses > adjective 1
Meaningnot plain; decorative or ornamented.
Examples
  • "fancy handwriting"
  • "fancy clothes"
Narroweraureate, florid, flamboyantelaborately or excessively ornamented
baroque, churrigueresque, churriguerescoHaving elaborate symmetrical ornamentation
busy, fussyovercrowded or cluttered with detail
crackleHaving the surface decorated with a network of fine cracks, as in crackleware
damascene(of metals) decorated or inlaid with a wavy pattern of different (especially precious) metals
damaskHaving a woven pattern
dressyIn fancy clothing
elaborate, luxuriantmarked by complexity and richness of detail
embattled, battlemented, castled, castellatedHaving or resembling repeated square indentations like those in a battlement
fancifulHaving a curiously intricate quality
fantasticExtravagantly fanciful in design, construction, appearance
lacy, lacelikemade of or resembling lace
puff, puffedGathered for protruding fullness
rococoHaving excessive asymmetrical ornamentation
vermicular, vermiculate, vermiculateddecorated with wormlike tracery or markings
See alsoadorned, decoratedProvided with something intended to increase its beauty or distinction
rhetoricalGiven to rhetoric, emphasizing style at the expense of thought
Oppositeplainnot elaborate or elaborated
Spanishelaborado, producido, sofisticado
English > fancy: 6 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningSomething many people believe that is false / false.
Synonymsillusion, fantasy, phantasy
NarrowerbubbleAn impracticable and illusory idea
will-o'-the-wisp, ignis fatuusAn illusion that misleads
wishful thinkingThe illusion that what you wish for is actually true
BroadermisconceptionAn incorrect conception
Spanishfantasía, ilusión
Catalanfantasia, il·lusió
Verbsfancyimagine
English > fancy: 6 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningA kind of imagination that was held by Coleridge to be more casual and superficial than true imagination.
Broaderimagination, imaginativeness, visionThe formation of a mental image of something that is not perceived as real and is not present to the senses
Catalanfantasia
Verbsfancyimagine
English > fancy: 6 senses > noun 3, feeling
MeaningA predisposition to like / like something.
Synonymsfondness, partiality
BroaderlikingA feeling of pleasure and enjoyment
Spanishafecto, afición, apego, cariño, estima, gusto, inclinación, parcialidad
Catalanafició, inclinació
Verbsfancyhave a fancy or particular liking or desire for
English > fancy: 6 senses > verb 1, creation
Meaningimagine; conceive of; see in one's mind.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Synonymsvisualize, visualise, envision, project, see, figure, picture, image
Broaderimagine, conceive of, ideate, envisageform a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case
Similar tounderstand, realize, realise, seeperceive (an idea or situation) mentally
visualize, visualiseform a mental picture of something that is invisible or abstract
Spanishfigurarse, imaginarse, imaginar, representarse, ver, visualizar
Catalanfigurar-se, imaginar-se, representar-se, veure
Nounsfancya kind of imagination that was held by Coleridge to be more casual and superficial than true imagination
fancysomething many people believe that is false / false
English > fancy: 6 senses > verb 2, emotion
MeaningHave a fancy or particular liking or desire for.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
ModelThey fancy more bread; Sam cannot fancy Sue
Synonymsgo for, take to
EntailslikeFind enjoyable or agreeable
Broaderdesire, wantFeel or have a desire for
Spanishapetecer
Catalanapetir, venir de gust
Nounsfanciera person having a strong liking for something
fancya predisposition to like / like something

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