fan·tas·tic / fanˈtastik/ • adj. 1. imaginative or fanciful; remote from reality: novels capable of mixing fantastic and realistic elements. ∎ of extraordinary size or degree: fantastic reductions. ∎ (of a shape or design) bizarre or exotic: visions of a fantastic, mazelike building.2. inf. extraordinarily good or attractive: your support has been fantastic.DERIVATIVES: fan·tas·ti·cal adj. (in sense 1).fan·tas·ti·cal·ly / -(ə)lē/ adv.
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