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Definition of "fantasy" []

  • The creative imagination; unrestrained fancy. See Synonyms at imagination. (noun)
  • Something, such as an invention, that is a creation of the fancy. (noun)
  • A capricious or fantastic idea; a conceit. (noun)
  • Fiction characterized by highly fanciful or supernatural elements. (noun)
  • An example of such fiction. (noun)

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 "fantasy" in a sentence
  • "The desire for authenticity * is* a Modernist element, so saying it's not found in fantasy, that fantasy is a Romantic form is simply to narrow the definition of "fantasy" to include Romantic works and techniques but exclude Modernist techniqes."
  • "There have also been suggestions, if not recently, that the boom in fantasy is partly due to the negativity and lack of “soaring imagination” of current science fiction."
  • "Given the male-centric history of sex in fantasy, is it good or bad if my male character is into bondage?"