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fancied

[fan-seed]
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adjective
  1. unreal; imaginary: to be upset by fancied grievances.
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Origin of fancied

First recorded in 1560–70; fancy + -ed2
Related formsun·fan·cied, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • 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

unfancied

adjective
  1. (esp of a sportsperson, team, etc) thought unlikely to win or succeed
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fancied

adjective
  1. imaginary; unreal
  2. 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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