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Definition of Fancy


  1. The faculty by which the mind forms an image or a representation of anything perceived before; the power of combining and modifying such objects into new pictures or images; the power of readily and happily creating and recalling such objects for the purpose of amusement, wit, or embellishment; imagination.
  2. An image or representation of anything formed in the mind; conception; thought; idea; conceit.
  3. An opinion or notion formed without much reflection; caprice; whim; impression.
  4. Inclination; liking, formed by caprice rather than reason; as, to strike one's fancy; hence, the object of inclination or liking.
  5. That which pleases or entertains the taste or caprice without much use or value.
  6. A sort of love song or light impromptu ballad.
  7. To figure to one's self; to believe or imagine something without proof.
  8. To love.
  9. To form a conception of; to portray in the mind; to imagine.
  10. To have a fancy for; to like; to be pleased with, particularly on account of external appearance or manners.
  11. To believe without sufficient evidence; to imagine (something which is unreal).
  12. Adapted to please the fancy or taste; ornamental; as, fancy goods.
  13. Extravagant; above real value.

Fancy Quotations

We need to steer clear of this poverty of ambition, where people want to drive fancy cars and wear nice clothes and live in nice apartments but don't want to work hard to accomplish these things. Everyone should try to realize their full potential.
Barack Obama

It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream.
Edgar Allan Poe

To hard necessity ones will and fancy must conform.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It's easy to impress me. I don't need a fancy party to be happy. Just good friends, good food, and good laughs. I'm happy. I'm satisfied. I'm content.
Maria Sharapova

Organization charts and fancy titles count for next to nothing.
Colin Powell
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Fancy Translations

fancy in Afrikaans is verbeeld hom
fancy in Danish is forestille
fancy in Dutch is bedenken, zich verbeelden
fancy in Finnish is uneksia
fancy in French is imaginer, songer
fancy in German is Laune, Phantasie
fancy in Latin is somnium
fancy in Portuguese is fantasia

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