fancier fancier  /ˈfæn si ər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a person having a strong liking for something
  2. (n) something many people believe that is false
  3. (n) a kind of imagination that was held by Coleridge to be more casual and superficial than true imagination
  4. (n) a predisposition to like something
  5. (v) imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind
  6. (v) have a fancy or particular liking or desire for
  7. (adj) not plain; decorative or ornamented

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Millionaire William Hayes Ackland, an amateur art fancier, was one of many pleased by such departures from tradition, especially since Rollins also showed a lively interest in art.
  2. You probably sat in a fancier conference room the last time you refinanced or heard a pitch about life insurance.
  3. A few even throw in fancier perks like teeth-whitening or gym-membership discounts.

News

  1. Marchesa Partners With Revlon to Release Nail Art, Makeup Line

    Drugstore shopping just got a whole lot fancier. Red-carpet darling and celebrity favorite fashion label Marchesa is partnering with Revlon on a new makeup line. NEWS: Hayden...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: E! Online

  2. Wear This Device and Jam on the Guitar Anywhere

    If you've ever caught yourself shredding on air guitar, we've got some news for you: The art of imaginary jamming might be getting a whole lot fancier — and maybe even a little less silly. Designer Eugene Wang has developed a concept for a wearable device that allows you to practice your instrument on the go SEE ALSO: How Will Wearable Tech Impact the Startup World? Using motion technology, in ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Mashable

  3. Monticello reopens with fancier, limited menu

    After a week of “Hotel Hell,” the Monticello Hotel reopened to the public Thursday with a smaller but fancier menu — and trepidation by its owner.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Daily News

Quotes

  1. "I think of Kath as someone who really tries, who's a survivor," says Shannon over a salad and a shot-and-a-half iced cappuccino. "She's trying to seem smarter or fancier than she really is."
    on Oct 14, 2008 By: Molly Shannon Source: San Jose Mercury News

  2. "All these gold chains and things," Pacers president Larry Bird said. "Guys are making a lot more money than they used to. They're driving fancier cars. When you pull into a parking lot with a $200,000, $300,000 car, people notice. . . . We...
    on Dec 16, 2007 By: Larry Bird Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

  3. "More than anything probably, we tried too hard at home and maybe played a little bit fancier than we should," Wilson said.
    on Apr 1, 2008 By: Ron Wilson Source: The Argus

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