Origin of fanciful
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2. visionary, baseless, illusory.
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Examples from the Web for fancifully
Finally I am facing a young clerk with fancifully decorated false claw-fingernails.The Bag Lady Writes a Book
February 19, 2010
He scrubbed them, and turned Cis's fancifully scissored shelf-papers.The Rich Little Poor Boy
Professor Milne likes to tell, fancifully, how the earth "breathes."Boys' Second Book of Inventions
Ray Stannard Baker
After this interruption my thoughts changed most fancifully.Arrows of Freethought
George W. Foote
Fancifully named by Linnus in allusion to the fable of Andromeda.
Then they returned, as he fancifully termed it, to go to work.
- not based on fact; dubious or imaginaryfanciful notions
- made or designed in a curious, intricate, or imaginative way
- indulging in or influenced by fancy; whimsical
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Word Origin and History for fancifully
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