Definitions for: Fantastic


[adj] ludicrously odd; "Hamlet's assumed antic disposition"; "fantastic Halloween costumes"; "a grotesque reflection in the mirror"
[adj] extraordinarily good; used especially as intensifiers; "a fantastic trip to the Orient"; "the film was fantastic!"; "a howling success"; "a marvelous collection of rare books"; "had a rattling conversation about politics"; "a tremendous achievement"
[adj] exceedingly or unbelievably great; "the bomb did fantastic damage"; "Samson is supposed to have had fantastic strength"; "phenomenal feats of memory"
[adj] existing in fancy only; "fantastic figures with bulbous heads the circumference of a bushel"- Nathaniel Hawthorne
[adj] extravagantly fanciful and unrealistic; foolish; "a fantastic idea of his own importance"



Webster (1913) Definition: Fan*tas"tic, a. [F. fantastique, fr. Gr. ???????????
able to represent, fr. ????????? to make visible. See
Fancy.]
1. Existing only in imagination; fanciful; imaginary; not
real; chimerical.

2. Having the nature of a phantom; unreal. --Shak.

3. Indulging the vagaries of imagination; whimsical; full of
absurd fancies; capricious; as, fantastic minds; a
fantastic mistress.

4. Resembling fantasies in irregularity, caprice, or
eccentricity; irregular; oddly shaped; grotesque.

There at the foot of yonder nodding beech, That
wreathes its old fantastic roots so high. --T. Gray.

Syn: Fanciful; imaginative; ideal; visionary; capricious;
chimerical; whimsical; queer. See Fanciful.


Fan*tas"tic, n.
A person given to fantastic dress, manners, etc.; an
eccentric person; a fop. --Milton.

Our fantastics, who, having a fine watch, take all
ocasions to drow it out to be seen. --Fuller.

Synonyms: antic, extraordinary, fantastical, grotesque, howling(a), marvellous, marvelous, phenomenal, rattling(a), strange, terrific, tremendous, unreal, unrealistic, unusual, wonderful, wondrous

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