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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


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However, when opportunity arises, opulence can suddenly surface in the form of the fanciest of fan dances, with a bevy of girls surrounding Billy Flynn waving white ostrich plumes, Ziegfeld style.
Some builders think they have to build the fanciest house around.