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[fˈansɪ], [fˈansɪ], [f_ˈa_n_s_ɪ]

Synonyms for Fancy:

fashionable (adjective)

chic, chichi, conventional, coordinated, dapper, dashing, decorous, fashionable, modal, natty, rakish, refined, ritzy, showy, slick, smart, snappy, stylish, swank, tony, up-to-date, vogue.

ornamental (adjective)

adorning, crowning, dandifying, decorative, enriching, garnishing, gaudy, gingerbread, ornamental, picturesque, pretty, quaint.

ornately spoken or written (adjective)

baroque, bloated, bombastic, elaborate, eloquent, embellished, flamboyant, florid, flowery, gilded, grandiloquent, high-sounding, highfalutin, inflated, lofty, opulent, ornate, ponderous, rhetorical, rich, rococo, splashy, voluble.

caprice (noun)

arbitrariness, caprice, changeability, fancifulness, fickleness, fitfulness, fleetingness, flightiness, fluctuation, impulsiveness, indecisiveness, randomness, sporadicalness, vacillation, vagary, volatility, whim, whimsy.

choose (verb)

adopt, choose, decide, determine, elect, espouse, favor, judge, like, pick, prefer, select, wish.

desire (verb)

covet, crave, desire, expect, grasp, hanker, hope, hunger, itch, long, lust, need, pine, thirst, want, welcome, yearn.

Other synonyms and related words:

account, allow, assume, be afraid, be fond of, be in love with, be inclined to think, be of the opinion, be sweet upon, believe, blooded, blue-blooded, boutade, breedy, calculate, call, capriccio, care for, classy, clean, clever, conceit, conceive, concept, conception, conclude, consider, costly, count, cute, daresay, dear, deduce, deem, discretion, divine, dote on, dote upon, dream, elegant, esteem, excellent, exorbitant, expensive, fanciful, fantasy, feel, figure to oneself, figured, fine, flossy, fondness, fool notion, freak, gather, go for, guess, have an idea, have eyes for, have the idea, high, idea, idle fancy, imagery, imagination, imaginativeness, imagine, imagining, impression, inclination, infer, likely, liking, love, make, megrim, mental impression, mind, neat, notion, of good breed, opine, partiality, peart, percept, perception, phantasy, pleasure, preference, presume, reckon, regard, repute, say, set down as, shine, suppose, surmise, suspect, suspicion, take a fancy to, take an interest in, take for, take to, thick-coming fancies, think, think of, thought, understand, undue, unwarranted, well-bred, wellborn, will and pleasure.

Rhymes for Fancy:

  1. chancy;
  2. fiancee;

Quotes for Fancy:

  1. I consider it useless and tedious to represent what exists, because nothing that exists satisfies me. Nature is ugly, and I prefer the monsters of my fancy to what is positively trivial. Charles Baudelaire.
  2. And inasmuch as the bridge is a symbol of all such poetry as I am interested in writing it is my present fancy that a year from now I'll be more contented working in an office than ever before. Hart Crane.
  3. Organization charts and fancy titles count for next to nothing. Colin Powell.

Idioms of Fancy:

  1. a flight of fancy/ fantasy/ imagination;
  2. strike sb's fancy
  3. take/ tickle sb's fancy