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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fan-see]
    • /ˈfæn si/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fan-see]
    • /ˈfæn si/

Definitions of fanciness word

  • noun plural fanciness imagination or fantasy, especially as exercised in a capricious manner. 1
  • noun plural fanciness the artistic ability of creating unreal or whimsical imagery, decorative detail, etc., as in poetry or drawing. 1
  • noun plural fanciness a mental image or conception: He had happy fancies of being a famous actor. 1
  • noun plural fanciness an idea or opinion with little foundation; illusion: Her belief that she can sing is a mere fancy. 1
  • noun plural fanciness a caprice; whim; vagary: It was his fancy to fly to Paris occasionally for dinner. 1
  • noun plural fanciness capricious preference; inclination; a liking: to take a fancy to walking barefoot in the streets. 1

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Origin of fanciness

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; Middle English fan(t)sy, syncopated variant of fantasie fantasy

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Parts of speech for Fanciness


fanciness popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 95% 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.

fanciness usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fanciness

noun fanciness

  • toy — an object, often a small representation of something familiar, as an animal or person, for children or others to play with; plaything.
  • frill — a trimming, as a strip of cloth or lace, gathered at one edge and left loose at the other; ruffle.
  • ornament — an accessory, article, or detail used to beautify the appearance of something to which it is added or of which it is a part: architectural ornaments.
  • trinket — a small ornament, piece of jewelry, etc., usually of little value.
  • ostentation — pretentious or conspicuous show, as of wealth or importance; display intended to impress others.

Antonyms for fanciness

noun fanciness

  • plainness — clear or distinct to the eye or ear: a plain trail to the river; to stand in plain view.

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