Synonyms of fancy


1. illusion, fantasy, phantasy, fancy, misconception

usage: something many people believe that is false; "they have the illusion that I am very wealthy"

2. fancy, imagination, imaginativeness, vision

usage: a kind of imagination that was held by Coleridge to be more casual and superficial than true imagination

3. fondness, fancy, partiality, liking

usage: a predisposition to like something; "he had a fondness for whiskey"


1. visualize, visualise, envision, project, fancy, see, figure, picture, image, imagine, conceive of, ideate, envisage

usage: 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"

2. fancy, go for, take to, desire, want

usage: have a fancy or particular liking or desire for; "She fancied a necklace that she had seen in the jeweler's window"


1. fancy (vs. plain), aureate, florid, flamboyant, baroque, churrigueresque, churrigueresco, busy, fussy, dressy, crackle, damascene, damask, elaborate, luxuriant, embattled, battlemented, castled, castellated, fanciful, fantastic, lacy, lacelike, puff, puffed, rococo, vermicular, vermiculate, vermiculated, adorned#1, decorated, rhetorical

usage: not plain; decorative or ornamented; "fancy handwriting"; "fancy clothes"

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Definition and meaning of fancy (Dictionary)