(Fan"tasm) n. [See Phantasm, Fancy.] Same as Phantasm.

(Fan"tast) n. One whose manners or ideas are fantastic. [R.] Coleridge.

(Fan*tas"tic) a. [F. fantastique, fr. Gr. able to represent, fr. to make visible. See Fancy.]

1. Existing only in imagination; fanciful; imaginary; not real; chimerical.

2. Having the nature of a phantom; unreal. Shak.

3. Indulging the vagaries of imagination; whimsical; full of absurd fancies; capricious; as, fantastic minds; a fantastic mistress.

4. Resembling fantasies in irregularity, caprice, or eccentricity; irregular; oddly shaped; grotesque.

There at the foot of yonder nodding beech,
That wreathes its old fantastic roots so high.
T. Gray.

Syn. — Fanciful; imaginative; ideal; visionary; capricious; chimerical; whimsical; queer. See Fanciful.

(Fan*tas"tic), n. A person given to fantastic dress, manners, etc.; an eccentric person; a fop. Milton.

Our fantastics, who, having a fine watch, take all ocasions to draw it out to be seen.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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