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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fantastic  \Fan*tas"tic\,  a.  [F.  fantastique  fr  Gr  ??????????? 
  able  to  represent,  fr  ?????????  to  make  visible.  See 
  {Fancy}.] 
  1.  Existing  only  in  imagination;  fanciful;  imaginary;  not 
  real;  chimerical. 
 
  2.  Having  the  nature  of  a  phantom;  unreal.  --Shak. 
 
  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}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fantastic  \Fan*tas"tic\,  n. 
  A  person  given  to  fantastic  dress,  manners,  etc.;  an 
  eccentric  person;  a  fop.  --Milton. 
 
  Our  fantastics,  who  having  a  fine  watch,  take  all 
  ocasions  to  drow  it  out  to  be  seen.  --Fuller. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fantastic 
  adj  1:  ludicrously  odd;  "Hamlet's  assumed  antic  disposition"; 
  "fantastic  Halloween  costumes";  "a  grotesque 
  reflection  in  the  mirror"  [syn:  {antic},  {fantastical}, 
  {grotesque}] 
  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},  {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 
  [syn:  {fantastical}] 
  5:  exceedingly  or  unbelievably  great;  "the  bomb  did  fantastic 
  damage";  "Samson  is  supposed  to  have  had  fantastic 
  strength";  "phenomenal  feats  of  memory"  [syn:  {phenomenal}] 




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