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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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Traditional pastry specialist Conditorei Coppenrath & Wiese, Westerkappeln (Fax: 49-5404-884222), though it has been in the business for more than 20 years, continues to bring a variety of fancy cakes to the market.
She sold dolls, clothes, and fancy cakes, she went to pubs - "I was ashamed to in and beg, but I wanted money," she later said - and she appealed for funds for the old people.
The Countess of Wessex visited Solihull yesterday to officially open the new WI hall in Warwick Road and tuck into scones, tea bread and fancy cakes.
Children joined the bidding for the fancy cakes and giant pumpkins.
There were long tables set up down the middle of the street, and everything you could have wished for was on the tables: lemonade, cakes, sponges, chocolate cake, chocolate biscuits, bread, fancy cakes and more.
The brothers had taken advantage of a Sunday afternoon relaxation of the rules under which inmates from other wings were allowed to visit prisoners in A-wing while prison officers served tea, fruit and fancy cakes.
For dessert, Kitchens of Sara Lee, Bramlee, Ontario, has introduced a series of fancy cakes for the upscale restaurant trade.
As a trainee baker, you can learn the craft skills required to make a wide range of products, including morning rolls, biscuits, fancy cakes and pies.
Fantastically fancy cakes are flanked by rows and rows of truffles in every flavour imaginable.
I don't specialise in fancy cakes for weddings, although I will do them, but traditional old fashioned ones such as chocolate, coffee, fruit, lemon drizzle and a whole load more.
They included 25 gross of fancy cakes, mince pieces and jam tarts, 65lbs of ham and tongue, 85 4lb loaves, 56lbs of butter, 20 gallons of milk and 14lbs of tea.
Don't be put off by fancy cakes you see in the shops.
And, as if he's been programmed to react solely to the ups and downs of the fancy cakes market, David sizes up the opposition and scampers forward to the correct counter, leaving me gasping in his wake.
It's the semi-final this week and Holly, Jo, Janet and Mary-Anne are doing show-offy things with patisserie - a rather vague term that covers everything from iced buns to Danish pastries as well as some very fancy cakes.
It had a horseshoe-shaped counter, where they displayed all the fancy cakes.