fancifully

fanciful

[fan-si-fuhl]
adjective
1.
characterized by or showing fancy; capricious or whimsical in appearance: a fanciful design of butterflies and flowers.
2.
suggested by fancy; imaginary; unreal: fanciful lands of romance.
3.
led by fancy rather than by reason and experience; whimsical: a fanciful mind.

Origin:
1620–30; fancy + -ful

fancifully, adverb
fancifulness, noun
overfanciful, adjective
overfancifully, adverb
overfancifulness, noun
unfanciful, adjective


2. visionary, baseless, illusory.
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fanciful (ˈfænsɪfʊl)
 
adj
1.  not based on fact; dubious or imaginary: fanciful notions
2.  made or designed in a curious, intricate, or imaginative way
3.  indulging in or influenced by fancy; whimsical
 
'fancifully
 
adv
 
'fancifulness
 
n

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fanciful
1620s, from fancy + -ful. Related: Fancifully.
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