Synonyms of 'fanciful'
guided by unrestrained imaginationfanciful ideas about Martian life
There are few more unreal worlds than that of the celebrity.
Their ideal society collapsed around them in revolution.
Both figures have become the stuff of romantic legends.
outlandish and fantastic images
The chimaera of myth is a fabulous beast made up of the parts of other animals.
hundreds of cooking ideas and imaginative recipes
Lots of children have imaginary friends.
He was extravagant in his admiration of Lillie.
the visionary worlds created by fantasy writers
the mythical beast that had seven or more heads
He had an offbeat, whimsical sense of humour.
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in the sense of chimerical
wildly fanciful or imaginary
in the sense of extravagant
(of behaviour or gestures) extreme, esp. in order to make a particular impressionHe was extravagant in his admiration of Lillie.
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