Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun fancy

3 senses of fancy

Sense 1
illusion, fantasy, phantasy, fancy -- (something many people believe that is false; "they have the illusion that I am very wealthy")
       => misconception -- (an incorrect conception)

Sense 2
fancy -- (a kind of imagination that was held by Coleridge to be more casual and superficial than true imagination)
       => imagination, imaginativeness, vision -- (the formation of a mental image of something that is not perceived as real and is not present to the senses; "popular imagination created a world of demons"; "imagination reveals what the world could be")

Sense 3
fondness, fancy, partiality -- (a predisposition to like something; "he had a fondness for whiskey")
       => liking -- (a feeling of pleasure and enjoyment; "I've always had a liking for reading"; "she developed a liking for gin")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb fancy

2 senses of fancy

Sense 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")
       => imagine, conceive of, ideate, envisage -- (form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case; "Can you conceive of him as the president?")

Sense 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")
       => desire, want -- (feel or have a desire for; want strongly; "I want to go home now"; "I want my own room")

Antonyms of adj fancy

1 sense of fancy

Sense 1
fancy (vs. plain) -- (not plain; decorative or ornamented; "fancy handwriting"; "fancy clothes")

plain (vs. fancy) -- (not elaborate or elaborated; simple; "plain food"; "stuck to the plain facts"; "a plain blue suit"; "a plain rectangular brick building")
        => austere, severe, stark, stern -- (severely simple; "a stark interior")
        => bare (prenominal), mere (prenominal), simple (prenominal) -- (apart from anything else; without additions or modifications; "only the bare facts"; "shocked by the mere idea"; "the simple passage of time was enough"; "the simple truth")
        => chaste -- (pure and simple in design or style; "a chaste border of conventionalized flowers")
        => dry -- ((of food) eaten without a spread or sauce or other garnish; "dry toast"; "dry meat")
        => dry -- (having no adornment or coloration; "dry facts"; "rattled off the facts in a dry mechanical manner")
        => featureless -- (lacking distinguishing characteristics or features; "the featureless landscape of the steppe")
        => homely -- (plain and unpretentious; "homely truths"; "letters to his son full of homely advice"; "homely fare")
        => inelaborate, unelaborate -- (not elaborate; lacking rich or complex detail)
        => literal -- (avoiding embellishment or exaggeration (used for emphasis); "it's the literal truth")
        => simple -- (unornamented; "a simple country schoolhouse"; "her black dress--simple to austerity")
        => tailored, trim -- (severely simple in line or design; "a neat tailored suit"; "tailored curtains")
        => vanilla -- (plain and without any extras or adornments; "the most common type of bond is the straight or plain vanilla bond"; "the basic car is known as the vanilla version")

Similarity of adj fancy

1 sense of fancy

Sense 1
fancy (vs. plain) -- (not plain; decorative or ornamented; "fancy handwriting"; "fancy clothes")
       => aureate, florid, flamboyant -- (elaborately or excessively ornamented; "flamboyant handwriting"; "the senator's florid speech")
       => baroque, churrigueresque, churrigueresco -- (having elaborate symmetrical ornamentation; "the building...frantically baroque"-William Dean Howells)
       => busy, fussy -- (overcrowded or cluttered with detail; "a busy painting"; "a fussy design")
       => dressy -- (in fancy clothing)
       => crackle -- (having the surface decorated with a network of fine cracks, as in crackleware; "a crackle glaze")
       => damascene -- ((of metals) decorated or inlaid with a wavy pattern of different (especially precious) metals; "a damascened sword")
       => damask -- (having a woven pattern; "damask table linens")
       => elaborate, luxuriant -- (marked by complexity and richness of detail; "an elaborate lace pattern")
       => embattled, battlemented, castled, castellated -- (having or resembling repeated square indentations like those in a battlement; "a crenelated molding")
       => fanciful -- (having a curiously intricate quality; "a fanciful pattern with intertwined vines and flowers")
       => fantastic -- (extravagantly fanciful in design, construction, appearance; "Gaudi's fantastic architecture")
       => lacy, lacelike -- (made of or resembling lace; "a lacy gown"; "a lacy leaf")
       => puff, puffed -- (gathered for protruding fullness; "puff sleeves")
       => rococo -- (having excessive asymmetrical ornamentation; "an exquisite gilded rococo mirror")
       => vermicular, vermiculate, vermiculated -- (decorated with wormlike tracery or markings; "vermicular (or vermiculated) stonework")
          Also See-> adorned#1, decorated#1; rhetorical#2

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