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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fan-tas-tik]
    • /fænˈtæs tɪk/
    • /fænˈtæs.tɪk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fan-tas-tik]
    • /fænˈtæs tɪk/

Definitions of fantastical word

  • adjective fantastical conceived or appearing as if conceived by an unrestrained imagination; odd and remarkable; bizarre; grotesque: fantastic rock formations; fantastic designs. 1
  • adjective fantastical fanciful or capricious, as persons or their ideas or actions: We never know what that fantastic creature will say next. 1
  • adjective fantastical imaginary or groundless in not being based on reality; foolish or irrational: fantastic fears. 1
  • adjective fantastical extravagantly fanciful; marvelous. 1
  • adjective fantastical incredibly great or extreme; exorbitant: to spend fantastic sums of money. 1
  • adjective fantastical highly unrealistic or impractical; outlandish: a fantastic scheme to make a million dollars betting on horse races. 1

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Origin of fantastical

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; Middle English fantastik pertaining to the imaginative faculty < Medieval Latin fantasticus, variant of Late Latin phantasticus < Greek phantastikós able to present or show (to the mind), equivalent to *phantad-, base of phantázein to make visible (akin to phānós light, bright, phaínein to make appear) + -tikos -tic

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Parts of speech for Fantastical


fantastical 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.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for fantastical

adj fantastical

  • weird — involving or suggesting the supernatural; unearthly or uncanny: a weird sound; weird lights.
  • bizarre — Something that is bizarre is very odd and strange.
  • outlandish — freakishly or grotesquely strange or odd, as appearance, dress, objects, ideas, or practices; bizarre: outlandish clothes; outlandish questions.
  • fantastic — conceived or appearing as if conceived by an unrestrained imagination; odd and remarkable; bizarre; grotesque: fantastic rock formations; fantastic designs.
  • wondrous — wonderful; remarkable.

adjective fantastical

  • marvelous — superb; excellent; great: a marvelous show.
  • extraordinary — Very unusual or remarkable.
  • imaginary — existing only in the imagination or fancy; not real; fancied: an imaginary illness; the imaginary animals in the stories of Dr. Seuss.

Antonyms for fantastical

adj fantastical

  • usual — habitual or customary: her usual skill.
  • normal — conforming to the standard or the common type; usual; not abnormal; regular; natural.
  • common — If something is common, it is found in large numbers or it happens often.
  • familiar — well-acquainted; thoroughly conversant: to be familiar with a subject.
  • ordinary — of no special quality or interest; commonplace; unexceptional: One novel is brilliant, the other is decidedly ordinary; an ordinary person.

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