antic, fantastic, fantastical, grotesque(adj)
"Hamlet's assumed antic disposition"; "fantastic Halloween costumes"; "a grotesque reflection in the mirror"
fantastic, grand, howling(a), marvelous, marvellous, rattling(a), terrific, tremendous, wonderful, wondrous(adj)
extraordinarily good or great ; used especially as intensifiers
"a fantastic trip to the Orient"; "the film was fantastic!"; "a howling success"; "a marvelous collection of rare books"; "had a rattling conversation about politics"; "a tremendous achievement"
fanciful and unrealistic; foolish
"a fantastic idea of his own importance"
raging, marvelous, gaga, rattling(a), violent, untamed, unfounded, wondrous, wonderful, grand, marvellous, tremendous, godforsaken, dotty, hazardous, uncivilised, uncivilized, waste, baseless, risky, angry, fantastical, idle, wild, groundless, grotesque, savage, fantastic, antic, terrific, crazy, raving mad, howling(a), barbarian, barbaric, furious, unwarranted, tempestuous
existing in fancy only
"fantastic figures with bulbous heads the circumference of a bushel"- Nathaniel Hawthorne
extravagantly fanciful in design, construction, appearance
"Gaudi's fantastic architecture"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
That is fanciful which is dictated or suggested by fancy independently of more serious considerations; the fantastic is the fanciful with the added elements of whimsicalness and extravagance. The fanciful swings away from the real or the ordinary lightly and pleasantly, the fantastic extravagantly, the grotesque ridiculously. A fanciful arrangement of objects is commonly pleasing, a fantastic arrangement is striking, a grotesque arrangement is laughable. A fanciful theory or suggestion may be clearly recognized as such; a visionary scheme is erroneously supposed to have a basis in fact. Compare synonyms for DREAM; IDEA; IMAGINATION.
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