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fantasist

[fan-tuh-sist, -zist; fan-tey-zhist] /ˈfæn tə sɪst, -zɪst; fænˈteɪ ʒɪst/
noun
1.
a person who writes or composes fantasies or fantasias in music, poetry, or the like.
Origin of fantasist
1920-1925
First recorded in 1920-25; fantas(y) + -ist
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  • He had learned early that he was not, and never would be, the fantasist that some of his earlier canvases indicate.

    Adventures in the Arts Marsden Hartley
British Dictionary definitions for fantasist

fantasist

/ˈfæntəsɪst/
noun
1.
a person who indulges in fantasies
2.
a person who writes musical or literary fantasies
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