fanciful fanciful  /ˈfæn sɪ fəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) indulging in or influenced by fancy
  2. (adj) not based on fact; unreal
  3. (adj) having a curiously intricate quality

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Although he is now 36, and a mathematician for Sylvania, Paul Cooper has never lost his boyhood enthusiasm for the fanciful science-fiction stories of Jules Verne.
  2. With a method less fanciful than Freud's, they're beginning to sketch the contours of the human mind as designed by natural selection.
  3. San Francisco The Hotel des Arts, near Union Square, took a fanciful approach to its dcor and commissioned local artists to paint the walls and furniture of select rooms.

News

  1. Preserving produce: Keeping fruits and veggies fresh

    Your weekly trip to the grocery store may include fanciful ideas of clean eating and a shopping cart barreled of fresh produce. Fast-forward seven days later, and do you see wilted vegetables and moldy fruits?
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Independent Florida Alligator

  2. The PGO Cévenne Speedster is one water snake you won’t be afraid to swim with

    Powered by a 1.4-liter BMW inline four-cylinder, the PGO Cévennes combines the motoring prestige of the Porsche 356 with a touch of fanciful, if not foolish-looking, French design.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Digital Trends

  3. What Agency Creatives Can Learn From Dickens, Hemingway and Michelangelo

    CANNES, France—If you're going to have role models, you might as well aim high. At a seminar here today, BBDO's David Lubars and Andrew Robertson suggested that Charles Dickens, Ernest Hemingway and Michelangelo were, in essence, the perfect admen—or at least, possessed many of the skills that suit advertising creatives well. It was a fanciful conceit—Hemingway, for one, would have scoffed at it ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: AdWeek

Quotes

  1. "The innumerable fanciful images of Jesus as a revolutionary, as a moderate social reformer, as the secret lover of Mary Magdalene, etc ...... can be calmly deposited in the ossuary of history," Schoenborn said.
    on Apr 13, 2007 By: Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn Source: Washington Post

  2. "Climate change is not a fanciful idea, it is already a reality, a reality that brings with it certain new challenges, including for NATO," said de Hoop Scheffer, acknowledging that an upsurge of energy exploration would likely require a larger...
    on Jan 29, 2009 By: Jaap de Hoop Scheffer Source: FOXNews

  3. Kunkel said any rumor that a Bush administration official wrote the speech _ or part of it _ and distributed it to conservative allies "sounds incredibly far-fetched and somewhat fanciful."
    on Sep 30, 2008 By: President Bush Source: FOXNews

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