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What is another word for fanciful?

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Adjective
Existing only in the realms of one's imagination
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“But he got along with almost no one, and he was intent on using the office of commanding general to advance his fanciful ambitions for the White House.”
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Involving imagination or daydreaming
“For even the book that is read through and closed, to a fanciful boy, will still furnish new entertainment.”
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Untrue or hard to believe, typically made up
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“I also wrote a fanciful story about aliens taking over the university and programming the administration to start calling things by names that didn't make any sense.”
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Highly ornamental or imaginative in design
“Otranto was written in his Strawberry Hill retreat, his fanciful Gothic castle that he built.”
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Rather strange, bizarre or absurd in nature
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“So, while I agree with Edwards that the Times story was an absurd and fanciful tale, there's no reason for him to get huffy or defensive about it.”
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Not realistic on a practical level
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Playfully quaint or fanciful, especially in an appealing and amusing way
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Not based on sound reasoning or judgment
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Funny and clever
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Symbolic or metaphorical in nature
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Sophisticated in a way that is intended to impress
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Of or relating to a cabal
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Large, ambitious, or impressive in scope or scale
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