Antonyms of adj fanciful

3 senses of fanciful

Sense 1
fanciful, notional -- (indulging in or influenced by fancy; "a fanciful mind"; "all the notional vagaries of childhood")

INDIRECT (VIA creative) -> uncreative -- (not creative; "an uncreative imagination")

Sense 2
fanciful, imaginary, notional -- (not based on fact; unreal; "the falsehood about some fanciful secret treaties"- F.D.Roosevelt; "a small child's imaginary friends"; "to create a notional world for oneself")

INDIRECT (VIA unreal) -> real, existent -- (being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory; "real objects"; "real people; not ghosts"; "a film based on real life"; "a real illness"; "real humility"; "Life is real! Life is earnest!"- Longfellow)

Sense 3
fanciful -- (having a curiously intricate quality; "a fanciful pattern with intertwined vines and flowers")

INDIRECT (VIA fancy) -> plain -- (not elaborate or elaborated; simple; "plain food"; "stuck to the plain facts"; "a plain blue suit"; "a plain rectangular brick building")

Similarity of adj fanciful

3 senses of fanciful

Sense 1
fanciful, notional -- (indulging in or influenced by fancy; "a fanciful mind"; "all the notional vagaries of childhood")
       => creative (vs. uncreative), originative -- (having the ability or power to create; "a creative imagination")

Sense 2
fanciful, imaginary, notional -- (not based on fact; unreal; "the falsehood about some fanciful secret treaties"- F.D.Roosevelt; "a small child's imaginary friends"; "to create a notional world for oneself")
       => unreal (vs. real) -- (lacking in reality or substance or genuineness; not corresponding to acknowledged facts or criteria; "ghosts and other unreal entities"; "unreal propaganda serving as news")

Sense 3
fanciful -- (having a curiously intricate quality; "a fanciful pattern with intertwined vines and flowers")
       => fancy (vs. plain) -- (not plain; decorative or ornamented; "fancy handwriting"; "fancy clothes")

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