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Synonyms for fancy


wish for


be attracted to



fancy yourself


  • think you are God's gift
  • have a high opinion of yourself
  • think you are the cat's whiskers

take a fancy to something or someone


  • start liking
  • like
  • want
  • be fond of
  • hanker after
  • have a partiality for

Synonyms for fancy

the power of the mind to form images

an impulsive, often illogical turn of mind

a desire for a particular thing or activity

the passionate affection and desire felt by lovers for each other

complexly detailed

catering to, used by, or admitting only the wealthy or socially superior

to find agreeable

Synonyms for fancy

something many people believe that is false

a kind of imagination that was held by Coleridge to be more casual and superficial than true imagination

a predisposition to like something

Related Words

have a fancy or particular liking or desire for

Related Words

not plain


References in classic literature ?
It must have been delirium; she fancies, too, that she saw a phantom enter her chamber and even heard the noise it made on touching her glass.
Promise me that you will talk no more of these fancies of yours--idle, foolish things, quite beneath a man--and I'll tell you what I mean.
And you know she fancies it's very touching and does not suspect how stupid she is
Summary: X Factor star Rylan says he isn't too disappointed at leaving the show and admitted he fancies Gary Barlow.
Katy, 27, who split from Russell Brand last year, admits she fancies the pants off him and would love to go out on a date.
Although I probably fancy her much more than she fancies me.
Cooldine and Bensalem are two to have on your side in the Strong fancies category, while Ballydub and Sunnyhillboy are two who tickle my fancy from the Good chances.
Noakes said: "When she came to the studio, she had beautiful eyes and nice long hair over her shoulders, and Val said: 'I think she fancies you.
The fancy brigades perform two indoor, guaranteed shows in the Pennsylvania Convention Center in addition to marching in the historic Mummers Parade on Broad Street with three other divisions of Mummers, which include the comics, fancies and string bands.