1. Existing only in imagination; fanciful; imaginary; not real; chimerical.

2. Having the nature of a phantom; unreal.

3. Indulging the vagaries of imagination; whimsical; full of absurd fancies; capricious; as, fantastic minds; a fantastic mistress.

4. Resembling fantasies in irregularity, caprice, or eccentricity; irregular; oddly shaped; grotesque. "There at the foot of yonder nodding beech, That wreathes its old fantastic roots so high." (T. Gray)

Synonyms: Fanciful, imaginative, ideal, visionary, capricious, chimerical, whimsical, queer. See Fanciful.

Origin: F. Fantastique, fr. Gr. Able to represent, fr. To make visible. See Fancy.

(01 Mar 1998)

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