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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fan-si-fuh l]
    • /ˈfæn sɪ fəl/
    • /ˈfæn.sɪ.fəl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fan-si-fuh l]
    • /ˈfæn sɪ fəl/

Definitions of fancifully word

  • adjective fancifully characterized by or showing fancy; capricious or whimsical in appearance: a fanciful design of butterflies and flowers. 1
  • adjective fancifully suggested by fancy; imaginary; unreal: fanciful lands of romance. 1
  • adjective fancifully led by fancy rather than by reason and experience; whimsical: a fanciful mind. 1
  • noun fancifully In a fanciful manner. 1

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Origin of fancifully

First appearance:

before 1620
One of the 42% oldest English words
First recorded in 1620-30; fancy + -ful

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Parts of speech for Fancifully


fancifully popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 87% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

fancifully usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fancifully

adverb fancifully

  • fantastically — conceived or appearing as if conceived by an unrestrained imagination; odd and remarkable; bizarre; grotesque: fantastic rock formations; fantastic designs.
  • whimsically — given to whimsy or fanciful notions; capricious: a pixyish, whimsical fellow.
  • indulgently — characterized by or showing indulgence; benignly lenient or permissive: an indulgent parent.
  • imaginatively — characterized by or bearing evidence of imagination: an imaginative tale.
  • bizarrely — markedly unusual in appearance, style, or general character and often involving incongruous or unexpected elements; outrageously or whimsically strange; odd: bizarre clothing; bizarre behavior. Synonyms: weird, freakish, grotesque; fantastic; unusual, strange, odd.

Antonyms for fancifully

adverb fancifully

  • prosaically — commonplace or dull; matter-of-fact or unimaginative: a prosaic mind.

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