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fantastic

[ fan-tas-tik ]
/ fænˈtæs tɪk /
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Origin of fantastic

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English fantastik “pertaining to the imaginative faculty,” from Medieval Latin fantasticus, variant of Late Latin phantasticus, from Greek phantastikós “able to present the appearence (of something),” derivative of phantázein “to make present to the eye or mind” (akin to phānós “light, bright,” phaínein “to bring to light, cause to appear”) + -tikos -tic
1. See bizarre.
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British Dictionary definitions for fantastic

fantastic
/ (fænˈtæstɪk) /

adjective Also: fantastical

noun

archaic a person who dresses or behaves eccentrically
fantasticality or fantasticalness, noun
C14 fantastik imaginary, via Late Latin from Greek phantastikos capable of imagining, from phantazein to make visible
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