Definition of 'fanciful'
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Is he concerned that some items have been given fanciful names to disguise inferior food? Exploring language (6th edn) (1995)She tempers my more fanciful ideas on a daily basis. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Perhaps it is not too fanciful to think of teaching mathematics through dance. The Descent of Mind - the how and why of intelligence (1990)Racing before then is a fanciful notion. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It is not such a fanciful idea. The Sun (2012)It was always fanciful to think that wind and solar farms could stop global warming. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Many may dismiss these notions as absurdly fanciful. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Alongside these practical ideas were more fanciful ones. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)It is not entirely fanciful to think that dolphins can be our friends too. Times, Sunday Times (2015)From bottom three to top four would appear a fanciful notion. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Nor is the idea entirely fanciful. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Given the paucity of alternatives, a senior cap is not entirely fanciful. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But he forecast courts will soon be entirely electronic and suggested it was not entirely fanciful that computers could one day replace judges. The Sun (2016)It isn't fanciful to think it could happen again. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Now, such an idea seems fanciful at best. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It should be straightforward, but the idea seems fanciful. Times, Sunday Times (2015)A taste for the elegant may be said to appear in their fanciful decorations of military display. JOSIAH THE GREAT: The True Story of The Man Who Would Be King (2004)It may not be too fanciful to think that she could win over the judges' hearts as well. Times, Sunday Times (2007)That is a fanciful notion but his total commitment to his master plans could rise to as much as 500m. The Sun (2008)That is a fanciful notion. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Everyone knows that this is rather fanciful, if well-intentioned. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Not only was this rather fanciful with six mouths to feed, but I ended up spending a fortune at the local farm shop. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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British English: fanciful ADJECTIVE
If you describe an idea as fanciful, you disapprove of it because you think it comes from someone's imagination, and is therefore unrealistic.
...fanciful ideas about Martian life.
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