Definition of fantastic in English:


Line breaks: fan|tas¦tic
Pronunciation: /fanˈtastɪk




sense 1.
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  • At other times it is difficult to envision the book's environs, wild and fantastical as they are.
  • The enormous rotunda of Edinburgh's McEwan Hall is a fantastical, Victorian vision of the Italian Renaissance.
  • What a pity that in the closing stages, as the plot becomes ever more fantastical, the stylistic and kinetic energy wanes, and the spell is broken.


Pronunciation: /-ˈkalɪti/
sense 1.
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  • Between King Lear and these final plays, however, comes the oddly allegorical Cymbeline, a drama the gawky fantasticality of which betrays the poet's uneasy awareness that he stood at a psychological and spiritual crossroad.
  • One presses forward along pathways and patterns heavy with ornamentation, as if groping through a mysterious maze, to engage ever more deeply with the visual inventions of this master of fantasticality.


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  • The story that is related is quite fantastically, meticulously dull.
  • It really is fantastically thin, and it looks incredibly fragile, especially with just two towers to support it.
  • Seen within the context of these fantastically potent images, the entire production is saturated with meaning.


late Middle English (in the sense 'unreal'): from Old French fantastique, via medieval Latin from Greek phantastikos, from phantazein 'make visible', phantazesthai 'have visions, imagine', from phantos 'visible' (related to phainein 'to show'). From the 16th to the 19th cents the Latinized spelling phantastic was also used.

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