fantastic

fantastic [fan tas′tik]
adj.
[ME fantastik < OFr fantastique < ML fantasticus < LL phantasticus < Gr phantastikos, able to present or represent to the mind < phantazein, to make visible < phainein, to show: see FANTASY]
1. existing in the imagination; imaginary; unreal [fantastic terrors]
2. having a strange or weird appearance; grotesque; odd; quaint [fantastic designs]
3. strange and unusual; extravagant; capricious; eccentric [a fantastic plan]
4. seemingly impossible; incredible [fantastic progress in science]: Also fantastical
n.
Archaic
a person who is fantastic in behavior, dress, etc.; eccentric
fantastically
adv.
fantasticalness
n.
SYN.- FANTASTIC implies a lack of restraint in imagination, suggesting that which is extravagantly fanciful or unreal in design, conception, construction, etc. [fantastic notions ]; BIZARRE suggests that which is extraordinarily eccentric or strange because of startling incongruities, extreme contrasts, etc. [music with a bizarre atonality ]; GROTESQUE suggests a ludicrously unnatural distortion of the normal or real, or a fantastic combination of elements [the grotesque grimaces of the comedian ]

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