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Synonyms for fancy

expensive

wish for

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be attracted to

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suppose

fancy yourself

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  • 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

Synonyms

  • 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

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have a fancy or particular liking or desire for

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not plain

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References in classic literature ?
More than once Magdalen had peeped round the screen, and had seen the old sailor unsteadily keeping his watch, and fancying himself once more at his duty on board ship.
They were a gloomy suite of rooms, in a lowering pile of building up a yard, where it had so little business to be, that one could scarcely help fancying it must have run there when it was a young house, playing at hide-and-seek with other houses, and forgotten the way out again.
But I could not help fancying, now, that it moaned of those who were gone; and instead of thinking that the sea might rise in the night and float the boat away, I thought of the sea that had risen, since I last heard those sounds, and drowned my happy home.
Seeing, or fancying, that I was suspected of an intention of carrying poison to him, I asked to be searched before I sat down at his bedside, and told the officer who was always there, that I was willing to do anything that would assure him of the singleness of my designs.
Miss Wilson rose vigorously, exclaiming: "I will soon let her know whether--" She checked herself, and looked round hastily, superstitiously fancying that Agatha might have stolen into the room unobserved.