The fantastic (French: le fantastique) is a subgenre of literary works characterized by the ambiguous presentation of seemingly supernatural forces.
Bulgarian-French structuralist literary critic Tzvetan Todorov originated the concept, characterizing the fantastic as the hesitation of characters and readers when presented with questions about reality.
Of or relating to fable, myth or legend.
Characteristic of fables; marvelous, extraordinary, incredible.
Fictional or not believable; made up.
Known for telling fables or falsehoods; unreliable.
Very good; outstanding, wonderful.
Gay or pertaining to gay people.
Existing in or constructed from fantasy; of or relating to fantasy; fanciful.
"He told fantastic stories of dragons and goblins."
"His fantastic post-college plans had all collapsed within a year of graduation."
"She had a fantastic view of her own importance that none of her colleagues shared."
Not believable; implausible; seemingly only possible in fantasy.
"The events were so fantastic that only the tabloids were willing to print them."
"She entered the lab and stood gaping for a good ten minutes at the fantastic machinery at work all around her."
Resembling fantasies in irregularity, caprice, or eccentricity; irregular; grotesque.
Wonderful; marvelous; excellent; extraordinarily good or great (used especially as an intensifier).
""I had a simply fantastic vacation, and I can't wait to tell you all about it!""
A fanciful or whimsical person.
Feigned, as a story or fable; related in fable; devised; invented; not real; fictitious; as, a fabulous description; a fabulous hero.
beyond belief; exceedingly great; as, a fabulous price.
Existing only in imagination; fanciful; imaginary; not real; chimerical.
Having the nature of a phantom; unreal.
Indulging the vagaries of imagination; whimsical; full of absurd fancies; capricious; as, fantastic minds; a fantastic mistress.
Resembling fantasies in irregularity, caprice, or eccentricity; irregular; oddly shaped; grotesque.
A person given to fantastic dress, manners, etc.; an eccentric person; a fop.
"a fabulous vacation"
based on or told of in traditional stories; lacking factual basis or historical validity;
"the fabulous unicorn"
"the fabulous endurance of a marathon runner"
"Hamlet's assumed antic disposition"
"fantastic Halloween costumes"
"a grotesque reflection in the mirror"
extraordinarily good; used especially as intensifiers;
"a fantastic trip to the Orient"
"the film was fantastic!"
"a howling success"
"a marvelous collection of rare books"
"had a rattling conversation about politics"
"a tremendous achievement"
extravagantly fanciful and unrealistic; foolish;
"a fantastic idea of his own importance"
existing in fancy only;
"fantastic figures with bulbous heads the circumference of a bushel"
exceedingly or unbelievably great;
"the bomb did fantastic damage"
"Samson is supposed to have had fantastic strength"
"phenomenal feats of memory"
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