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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fan-tuh-sist, -zist; fan-tey-zhist]
    • /ˈfæn tə sɪst, -zɪst; fænˈteɪ ʒɪst/
    • /ˈfæn.tə.sɪst/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fan-tuh-sist, -zist; fan-tey-zhist]
    • /ˈfæn tə sɪst, -zɪst; fænˈteɪ ʒɪst/

Definitions of fantasist word

  • noun fantasist a person who writes or composes fantasies or fantasias in music, poetry, or the like. 1
  • noun fantasist One who creates fantasies. 1
  • noun fantasist fantasy writer 1
  • noun fantasist deluded or idealistic person 1
  • countable noun fantasist A fantasist is someone who constantly tells lies about their life and achievements in order to make them sound more exciting than they really are. 0
  • noun fantasist a person who indulges in fantasies 0

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Origin of fantasist

First appearance:

before 1920
One of the 12% newest English words
First recorded in 1920-25; fantas(y) + -ist

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Parts of speech for Fantasist


fantasist popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 66% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 60% 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.

fantasist usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fantasist

noun fantasist

  • daydreamer — a reverie indulged in while awake.
  • dreamer — a person who dreams.
  • space cadet — a person who appears to be in his or her own world or out of touch with reality.

Top questions with fantasist

  • what is a fantasist?

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