Definition of "fantastic" [fan•tas•tic]

  • Quaint or strange in form, conception, or appearance. (adjective)
  • Unrestrainedly fanciful; extravagant: fantastic hopes. (adjective)
  • Bizarre, as in form or appearance; strange: fantastic attire; fantastic behavior. (adjective)
  • Based on or existing only in fantasy; unreal: fantastic ideas about her own superiority. (adjective)
  • Wonderful or superb; remarkable: a fantastic trip to Europe. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fantastic" in a sentence
  • "The La's were absolutely fantastic ... and that album is similarly * absolutely fantastic*; proof positive that Lee Mavers is absolutely one of our greatest songwriters."
  • "In intrusion fantasy the fantastic is the bringer of chaos."
  • "But Mr. Smith, who earns about $90,000 a year working in new-business development for a manufacturing company, has what he calls "fantastic" medical insurance through his job."