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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fan-seed]
    • /ˈfæn sid/
    • /ˈfæn.sid/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fan-seed]
    • /ˈfæn sid/

Definitions of fancied word

  • adjective fancied made, designed, grown, adapted, etc., to please the taste or fancy; of superfine quality or exceptional appeal: fancy goods; fancy fruits. 1
  • adjective fancied ornamental; decorative; not plain: a cake with a fancy icing. 1
  • adjective fancied depending on imagination or caprice; whimsical; irregular: a fancy conception of time. 1
  • adjective fancied bred to develop points of beauty or excellence, as an animal. 1
  • adjective fancied much too costly; exorbitant or extravagant: a consultant who charges fancy fees. 1
  • noun plural fancied imagination or fantasy, especially as exercised in a capricious manner. 1

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Origin of fancied

First appearance:

before 1560
One of the 32% oldest English words
First recorded in 1560-70; fancy + -ed2

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Parts of speech for Fancied


fancied popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 86% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 53% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

fancied usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fancied

adjective fancied

  • preferred — to set or hold before or above other persons or things in estimation; like better; choose rather than: to prefer beef to chicken.
  • castles in the air — plural of castle in the air.
  • non-existent — absence of existence.
  • apparitional — of or relating to an apparition or apparitions; ghostly, spectral
  • fanciful — characterized by or showing fancy; capricious or whimsical in appearance: a fanciful design of butterflies and flowers.

Antonyms for fancied

noun fancied

  • concreted — constituting an actual thing or instance; real: a concrete proof of his sincerity.
  • disliked — Simple past tense and past participle of dislike.
  • hated — to dislike intensely or passionately; feel extreme aversion for or extreme hostility toward; detest: to hate the enemy; to hate bigotry.
  • disinterested — unbiased by personal interest or advantage; not influenced by selfish motives: a disinterested decision by the referee.

verb fancied

  • calculated — If something is calculated to have a particular effect, it is specially done or arranged in order to have that effect.
  • disbelieved — Simple past tense and past participle of disbelieve.
  • disregarded — to pay no attention to; leave out of consideration; ignore: Disregard the footnotes.
  • ignored — to refrain from noticing or recognizing: to ignore insulting remarks.
  • measured — ascertained or apportioned by measure: The race was over the course of a measured mile.

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