Fanciest definition and meaning

Fanciest definition: not plain ; ornamented or decorative | Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples

Definition of ’fanciest’

Word Frequency


fanciest


in British English


superlative adjective


See


fancy


Collins English Dictionary

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fancy


in British English


(


ˈfænsɪ



)


adjective

Word forms:


-cier


or


-ciest


1.

a fancy cake
fancy clothes


2.

requiring skill to perform;

intricate
a fancy dance routine


3.


4.

(

often used

ironically


)

superior

in quality or

impressive
a fancy course in business administration


5.

fancy prices


6.

(of a

domestic

animal) bred for particular qualities


noun

Word forms:


plural


-cies


7.

a sudden capricious idea;

whim


8.

a sudden or

irrational

liking for a person or thing


9.

the power to

conceive

and represent decorative and novel

imagery

, esp in

poetry

.

Fancy

was held by

Coleridge

to be more

casual

and

superficial

than imagination


10.

an idea or thing produced by this


11.

a mental image


12.


taste

or

judgment

, as in art of dress


13.


Also called


:


fantasy


,


fantasia


music

a

composition

for

solo


lute

,

keyboard

, etc, current during the 16th and 17th centuries


14.



See

the fancy


verb

Word forms:


-cies


,


-cying


or


-cied



(

transitive

)


15.

to

picture

in the imagination


16.

I fancy it will rain


17.



(

often used with a negative

)

to like
I don’t fancy your chances!


18.



(

reflexive

)

to have a high or

ill-founded

opinion of oneself
he fancied himself as a doctor


19.


informal

to have a

wish

for; desire
she fancied some chocolate


20.


British


informal

to be physically

attracted

to (another person)


21.

to breed (animals) for particular characteristics


exclamation


22.


Also


:


fancy that!


Collins English Dictionary

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Derived forms



fancily


(

ˈfancily

)


adverb



fanciness


(

ˈfanciness

)


noun

Word origin

C15

fantsy

, shortened from

fantasie

; see

fantasy

Examples of ‘fanciest’ in a sentence

fanciest


Read more…


You can walk into the fanciest

restaurant

in

flip-flops

and shorts.


The Sun



(

2015

)


Here’s where to go for the fanciest

footwork

.


Times, Sunday Times



(

2007

)


Its fanciest gimmick was

suggesting

a

sprig

of

parsley

on the

butter

dish.


Times, Sunday Times



(

2013

)


You can go to the fanciest restaurant, or a hole in the wall.


Times, Sunday Times



(

2017

)


Some – the ones who provided the fanciest

toys

– are giving them money

outright

.


Times, Sunday Times



(

2007

)


Buy the fanciest pre-prepared

meals

that you can

find

.


Times, Sunday Times



(

2006

)


The three fanciest ones

cost

500 each and were

donated

by wellwishers.


Times, Sunday Times



(

2012

)



Ignore

the fanciest flowers and the most heart-stopping

blooms

: we are not looking for the plants that

shout

the

loudest

.


Times, Sunday Times



(

2012

)


The desirability of the fanciest affordable homes may not be widely

advertised

– but it is only a matter of time.


Times, Sunday Times



(

2008

)


I was no longer interested in the highest-paid

job

, the fanciest title or the most

prestigious

university.


Times, Sunday Times



(

2017

)

Trends of

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Source

Definition of

fanciest

from the

Collins English Dictionary

Quick word challenge

Quiz Review

Question:

1

Score:


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/

5


great


or


large

?

Drag the correct answer into the box.
large
great


She made a very


amount of money.


big


or


large

?

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large
big


They export


quantities of corn.


brand


or


make

?

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make
brand


This is a very popular


of bike.


anniversary


or


birthday

?

Which version is correct?


able


or


capable

?

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able
capable


He was


to climb over the fence.


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