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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fan-tuh-see, -zee]
    • /ˈfæn tə si, -zi/
    • /ˈfæn.tə.si/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fan-tuh-see, -zee]
    • /ˈfæn tə si, -zi/

Definitions of fantasy word

  • noun plural fantasy imagination, especially when extravagant and unrestrained. 1
  • noun plural fantasy the forming of mental images, especially wondrous or strange fancies; imaginative conceptualizing. 1
  • noun plural fantasy a mental image, especially when unreal or fantastic; vision: a nightmare fantasy. 1
  • noun plural fantasy Psychology. an imagined or conjured up sequence fulfilling a psychological need; daydream. 1
  • noun plural fantasy a hallucination. 1
  • noun plural fantasy a supposition based on no solid foundation; visionary idea; illusion: dreams of Utopias and similar fantasies. 1

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Origin of fantasy

First appearance:

before 1275
One of the 13% oldest English words
1275-1325; Middle English fantasie imaginative faculty, mental image (< Anglo-French, Old French) < Latin phantasia < Greek phantasía an idea, notion, image, literally, a making visible; see fantastic, -y3

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Parts of speech for Fantasy


fantasy 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.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

fantasy usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fantasy

noun fantasy

  • reverie — a state of dreamy meditation or fanciful musing: lost in reverie.
  • nightmare — a terrifying dream in which the dreamer experiences feelings of helplessness, extreme anxiety, sorrow, etc.
  • delusion — A delusion is a false idea.
  • fancy — imagination or fantasy, especially as exercised in a capricious manner.
  • illusion — something that deceives by producing a false or misleading impression of reality.

adjective fantasy

  • imaginary — existing only in the imagination or fancy; not real; fancied: an imaginary illness; the imaginary animals in the stories of Dr. Seuss.
  • make-believe — pretense, especially of an innocent or playful kind; feigning; sham: the make-believe of children playing.
  • made-up — concocted; falsely fabricated or invented: a made-up story.
  • unreal — not real or actual.
  • pretend — to cause or attempt to cause (what is not so) to seem so: to pretend illness; to pretend that nothing is wrong.

verb fantasy

  • imagine — to form a mental image of (something not actually present to the senses).
  • think up — to have a conscious mind, to some extent of reasoning, remembering experiences, making rational decisions, etc.
  • imaged — a physical likeness or representation of a person, animal, or thing, photographed, painted, sculptured, or otherwise made visible.
  • visioning — the act or power of sensing with the eyes; sight.

Antonyms for fantasy

noun fantasy

  • actuality — Actuality is the state of really existing rather than being imagined.
  • reality — the state or quality of being real.
  • certainty — Certainty is the state of being definite or of having no doubts at all about something.
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  • truth — the true or actual state of a matter: He tried to find out the truth.

adjective fantasy

  • real — true; not merely ostensible, nominal, or apparent: the real reason for an act.

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