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fancy

 
Adjective fancy has 1 sense
  1. fancy - not plain; decorative or ornamented; "fancy handwriting"; "fancy clothes"
    Antonyms:
    plain, austere, severe, stark, bare, mere, dry, featureless, homely, inelaborate, unelaborate, literal, pure and simple, tailored, trim, chaste, simple
Noun fancy has 3 senses
  1. illusion, fantasy, phantasy, fancy - something many people believe that is false; "they have the illusion that I am very wealthy"
    --1 is a kind of misconception
    --1 has particulars: bubble; will-o'-the-wisp, ignis fatuus; wishful thinking
    Derived form: verb fancy1
  2. fancy - fancy was held by Coleridge to be more casual and superficial than imagination
    --2 is a kind of
    imagination, imaginativeness, vision
    Derived form: verb fancy1
  3. fondness, fancy, partiality - a predisposition to like something; "he had a fondness for whiskey"
    --3 is a kind of liking
    Derived form: verb fancy2
Verb fancy has 2 senses
  1. visualize, visualise, envision, project, fancy, see, figure, picture, image - 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"
    --1 is one way to imagine, conceive of, ideate, envisage
    Derived forms: noun fancy1, noun fancy2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
  2. fancy, go for, take to - have a fancy or particular liking or desire for; "She fancied a necklace that she had seen in the jeweler's window"
    --2 is one way to desire, want
    Derived forms: noun fancy3, noun fancier1
    Sample sentences:
    They fancy more bread
    Sam cannot fancy Sue
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