1. not plain; decorative or ornamented
- fancy handwriting
- fancy clothes
Similar word(s): adorned, decorated, aureate, flamboyant, florid, flossy, baroque, churrigueresco, churrigueresque, busy, fussy, dressy, crackle, damascene, damask, elaborate, luxuriant, battlemented, castellated, castled, embattled, fanciful, fantastic, lacelike, lacy, puff, puffed, rococo, vermicular, vermiculate, vermiculated, rhetorical
2. of a high quality.
3. impressive; fashionable.
Sentences with fancy as an adjective:
- This is a fancy shawl.
- This box contains bottles of the fancy grade of jelly.
- He initiated the game winning play with a fancy, deked saucer pass to the winger.
- I'm not keen on him and his fancy ideas.
1. something many people believe that is false
2. imagination or fantasy; held by Coleridge to be more casual and superficial than true imagination
- never had the wildest flights of fancy imagined such magnificence
3. a predisposition to like something
- she had dismissed him quite brutally, relegating him to the status of a passing fancy, or less
Sentences with fancy as a noun:
- I had a fancy to learn to play the flute.
- He took a fancy to her.
- Trainspotting is the fancy of a special lot.
- the cat fancy
- He fell out of favor with the boxing fancy after the incident.
1. imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind
2. have a fancy or particular liking or desire for
Sentences with fancy as a verb:
- I fancy your new car, but I like my old one just fine.
- I fancy a burger tonight for dinner
- Do you fancy going to town this weekend?
- I fancy that girl over there.
- I fancy you'll want something to drink after your long journey.
- Fancy meeting you here!
- Fancy that! I saw Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy kissing in the garden.