fan·tas·tic /fænˈtæstɪk, fən-/
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.
Syn: -- Fanciful; imaginative; ideal; visionary; capricious; chimerical; whimsical; queer. See Fanciful.
Fan·tas·tic, n. A person given to fantastic dress, manners, etc.; an eccentric person; a fop.
Our fantastics, who, having a fine watch, take all ocasions to draw it out to be seen. --Fuller.
adj 1: ludicrously odd; "Hamlet's assumed antic disposition";
"fantastic Halloween costumes"; "a grotesque
reflection in the mirror" [syn: antic, fantastical,
2: extraordinarily good; used especially as intensifiers; "a
fantastic trip to the Orient"; "the film was fantastic!";
"a howling success"; "a marvelous collection of rare
books"; "had a rattling conversation about politics"; "a
tremendous achievement" [syn: howling(a), marvelous, marvellous,
rattling(a), terrific, tremendous, wonderful, wondrous]
3: extravagantly fanciful and unrealistic; foolish; "a
fantastic idea of his own importance"
4: existing in fancy only; "fantastic figures with bulbous
heads the circumference of a bushel"- Nathaniel Hawthorne
5: exceedingly or unbelievably great; "the bomb did fantastic
damage"; "Samson is supposed to have had fantastic
strength"; "phenomenal feats of memory" [syn: phenomenal]