Synonyms for (noun) fancy

Synonyms: fancy

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

Similar words: vision, imagination, imaginativeness

Definition: the formation of a mental image of something that is not perceived as real and is not present to the senses

Usage: popular imagination created a world of demons; imagination reveals what the world could be


Synonyms: phantasy, fancy, fantasy, illusion

Definition: something many people believe that is false

Usage: they have the illusion that I am very wealthy

Similar words: misconception

Definition: an incorrect conception


Synonyms: fancy, fondness, partiality

Definition: a predisposition to like something

Usage: he had a fondness for whiskey

Similar words: liking

Definition: a feeling of pleasure and enjoyment

Usage: I've always had a liking for reading; she developed a liking for gin

Synonyms for (verb) fancy

Synonyms: figure, envision, fancy, project, picture, see, image, visualise, visualize

Definition: imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind

Usage: I can't see him on horseback!; I can see what will happen; I can see a risk in this strategy

Similar words: envisage, conceive of, ideate, imagine

Definition: form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case

Usage: Can you conceive of him as the president?


Synonyms: fancy, take to, go for

Definition: have a fancy or particular liking or desire for

Usage: She fancied a necklace that she had seen in the jeweler's window

Similar words: desire, want

Definition: feel or have a desire for; want strongly

Usage: I want to go home now; I want my own room

Synonyms for (adjective) fancy

Synonyms: fancy

Definition: not plain; decorative or ornamented

Usage: fancy handwriting; fancy clothes

Similar words: florid, flamboyant, aureate

Definition: elaborately or excessively ornamented

Usage: flamboyant handwriting; the senator's florid speech


Similar words: baroque, churrigueresco, churrigueresque

Definition: having elaborate symmetrical ornamentation

Usage: the building...frantically baroque-William Dean Howells


Similar words: busy, fussy

Definition: overcrowded or cluttered with detail

Usage: a busy painting; a fussy design


Similar words: dressy

Definition: in fancy clothing


Similar words: crackle

Definition: having the surface decorated with a network of fine cracks, as in crackleware

Usage: a crackle glaze


Similar words: damascene

Definition: (of metals) decorated or inlaid with a wavy pattern of different (especially precious) metals

Usage: a damascened sword


Similar words: damask

Definition: having a woven pattern

Usage: damask table linens


Similar words: elaborate, luxuriant

Definition: marked by complexity and richness of detail

Usage: an elaborate lace pattern


Similar words: embattled, battlemented, castellated, castled

Definition: having or resembling repeated square indentations like those in a battlement

Usage: a crenelated molding


Similar words: fanciful

Definition: having a curiously intricate quality

Usage: a fanciful pattern with intertwined vines and flowers


Similar words: fantastic

Definition: extravagantly fanciful in design, construction, appearance

Usage: Gaudi's fantastic architecture


Similar words: lacelike, lacy

Definition: made of or resembling lace

Usage: a lacy gown; a lacy leaf


Similar words: puff, puffed

Definition: gathered for protruding fullness

Usage: puff sleeves


Similar words: rococo

Definition: having excessive asymmetrical ornamentation

Usage: an exquisite gilded rococo mirror


Similar words: vermicular, vermiculate, vermiculated

Definition: decorated with wormlike tracery or markings

Usage: vermicular (or vermiculated) stonework