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Date: 1300-1400
Language: French
Origin: fantastique, from Greek phantastikos, from phantasia; FANTASY

fantastic

adjective
     
fan‧tas‧tic S3
1 extremely good, attractive, enjoyable etc:
You look fantastic!
It's a fantastic place, really beautiful!
2 spoken used when someone has just told you something good [= excellent, wonderful]:
'I've passed my driving test.' 'Fantastic!'
That's fantastic news!
3 a fantastic amount is extremely large [= huge]:
Kids spend fantastic amounts of money on CDs.
4 a fantastic plan, suggestion etc is not likely to be possible:
a fantastic scheme
5 [only before noun] a fantastic story, creature, or place is imaginary and is very strange and magical [= fantastical]:
fantastic tales of dragons and fairy queens
fantastically adverb
WORD FOCUS: good WORD FOCUS: good
very good: excellent, fantastic, wonderful, great, terrific, neat American English, superb, amazing, outstanding, brilliant, impressive, fine, first-class, out of this world

of good quality: high quality, top quality, superior, deluxe, classy

morally good: decent, virtuous, respectable, honourable British English/honorable American English, upright, beyond reproach


See also
good

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