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fancied

[ fan-seed ]
/ ˈfæn sid /
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adjective

unreal; imaginary: to be upset by fancied grievances.

Nearby words

fanaticism, fanaticize, fanback, fanbase, fanboy, fancied, fancier, fanciful, fancifully, fancify, fanconi's anemia

Origin of fancied

First recorded in 1560–70; fancy + -ed2
Related formsun·fan·cied, adjective
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Examples from the Web for unfancied

  • Unwed, unfancied, ware of wiles, they fingerponder nightly each his variorum edition of The Taming of the Shrew.

    Ulysses|James Joyce

British Dictionary definitions for unfancied (1 of 2)

unfancied

/ (ʌnˈfænsɪd) /

adjective

(esp of a sportsperson, team, etc) thought unlikely to win or succeed

British Dictionary definitions for unfancied (2 of 2)

fancied

/ (ˈfænsɪd) /

adjective

imaginary; unreal
thought likely to win or succeeda fancied runner
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Word Origin and History for unfancied

fancied


adj.

"imaginary," 1560s, past participle adjective from fancy (v.).

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