Definition of Fantastical

1. Adjective. Existing in fancy only. "Fantastic figures with bulbous heads the circumference of a bushel"

Exact synonyms: Fantastic
Similar to: Unreal
Derivative terms: Fantasy, Fantasy



2. Adjective. Ludicrously odd. "A grotesque reflection in the mirror"
Exact synonyms: Antic, Fantastic, Grotesque
Similar to: Strange, Unusual
Derivative terms: Antic, Grotesqueness

Definition of Fantastical

1. a. Fanciful; unreal; whimsical; capricious; fantastic.

Definition of Fantastical

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to fantasy. ¹

2. Adjective. fanciful or whimsical ¹

3. Adjective. fantastic ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fantastical

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Fantastical

fantasises
fantasising
fantasist
fantasists
fantasize
fantasized
fantasizer
fantasizers
fantasizes
fantasizing
fantasm
fantasmal
fantasms
fantast
fantastic
fantastical (current term)
fantasticalities
fantasticality
fantastically
fantasticalness
fantasticate
fantasticated
fantasticates
fantasticating
fantastication
fantastications
fantasticism
fantasticisms
fantastick
fantasticly

Literary usage of Fantastical

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. English Synonymes Explained in Alphabetical Order by George Crabb (1826)
"fantastical signifies belonging to the phantasy, which is the immediate derivative ... Fanciful and fantastical are both employed for persons and things ..."

2. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke (1894)
"OF REAL AND fantastical IDEAS. i. BESIDES what we have already mentioned ... fantastical or chimerical, I call such as have no foundation in nature, ..."

3. The Works of John Locke by John Locke (1823)
"Of Real and fantastical Ideas. Real ideas § 1• BESIDES what we have already are ... fantastical or chimerical I call such as have no foundation in nature, ..."

4. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan (1860)
"fantastical fools from the town! A good riddance, for my part, I say, of her! Should she stay where she dwells, and retain this her mind, who could live ..."

5. Lessons in Elocution: Or, a Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse for the by William Scott (1823)
"On Natural and fantastical Pleasures. IT is of great use to consider the Pleasures which constitute human happiness, as they are distinguished into Natural ..."

6. Philosophical Works by John Locke, James Augustus St. John (1854)
"OF REAL AND fantastical IDEAS. 1. Eeal Ideas are conformable to their Archetypes ... fantastical or chimerical, I call such as have no foundation in nature, ..."

7. The True Intellectual System of the Universe: Wherein All the Reason and by Ralph Cudworth, Johann Lorenz Mosheim (1845)
"But here lies one main difference betwixt understanding, or knowledge, and sense ; that whereas the latter is fantastical and relative only ; the former ..."

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