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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 is true, I had not yet seen her, but my mesmeritic impulses induced me to fancy as much.
I believe I had no critical reserves in regard to them, but simply they did not take my fancy.
Perhaps she heard it - perhaps after all it was a fancy.
I had an odd fancy when I saw you with her," Lady Ruth said slowly.
The fancy was one," he remarked coldly, "which I think you had better get rid of.
Fancy came out of the darkened room and lured him on, a thing of flaming brightness.
Well, then, my love, I wish you would keep your foolish fancy to yourself, and not wake up MY foolish fancy to keep it company,' retorted Mrs Nickleby.
But the notion of Ralph Nickleby having directed it to be done, tickled his fancy so much, that he could not refrain from cracking all his ten fingers in succession: at which performance Mrs Nickleby was rather startled at first, but supposing it to be in some remote manner connected with the gout, did not remark upon.
Thus, once on a time, did I also cast my fancy beyond man, like all backworldsmen.
A young man, and a very nice one, has fallen in love with her, and she, I fancy.
It is a fancy of mine - it has been ever since I became an alien - to use my title as little as possible.
You have a strong fancy,' said the blind man, with a smile.
They would be the pictures of what was very pretty and pleasant, and I would fancy - '
Pickwick's remark, in Count Smorltork's tablets, with such variations and additions as the count's exuberant fancy suggested, or his imperfect knowledge of the language occasioned.
Can you fancy anyone of us telling how 'Karl from the chemist's'