Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Proceeding from or produced by fancy; ideal; odd; unreal; visionary; whimsical.

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Usage examples "fanciful":

  1. Forced and blanched in a warm, dark place, the bitter leaves find a ready market as a salad known as " barbe de Capucin" by the fanciful French. - "Wild Flowers Worth Knowing", Neltje Blanchan et al.
  2. For a while the mind became more active, but less logical, and fanciful visions crowded thickly through it. - "Above the Snow Line", Clinton Thomas Dent.
  3. But in her heart granny was saying that it would be a very good thing for me to have some companions of my own age, to prevent my getting fanciful and unchildlike, and, worst of all, too much taken up with myself. - "My New Home", Mary Louisa Molesworth.