fan·ci·ful / ˈfansəfəl/ • adj. (of a person or their thoughts and ideas) overimaginative and unrealistic: a fanciful story about a pot of gold. ∎ existing only in the imagination or fancy. ∎ designed to be exotically ornamental rather than practical: fanciful bonnets.DERIVATIVES: fan·ci·ful·ly / -f(ə)lē/ adv.fan·ci·ful·ness n.
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