[fan-tuh-sist, -zist; fan-tey-zhist]
a person who writes or composes fantasies or fantasias in music, poetry, or the like.

1920–25; fantas(y) + -ist Unabridged
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fantasist (ˈfæntəsɪst)
1.  a person who indulges in fantasies
2.  a person who writes musical or literary fantasies

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Example sentences
He's a guilt-ridden fantasist and an escape artist who can't bear to disappoint his family and friends.
Many grammarians prefer dwarfs, many fantasist prefer dwarves.
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