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 for fantastic
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fantastic \Fan*tas"tic\, n.
     A person given to fantastic dress, manners, etc.; an
     eccentric person; a fop. --Milton.
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           Our fantastics, who, having a fine watch, take all
           ocasions to draw it out to be seen.      --Fuller.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fantastic \Fan*tas"tic\, a. [F. fantastique, fr. Gr. ???????????
     able to represent, fr. ????????? to make visible. See
     1. Existing only in imagination; fanciful; imaginary; not
        real; chimerical.
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     2. Having the nature of a phantom; unreal. --Shak.
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     3. Indulging the vagaries of imagination; whimsical; full of
        absurd fancies; capricious; as, fantastic minds; a
        fantastic mistress.
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     4. Resembling fantasies in irregularity, caprice, or
        eccentricity; irregular; oddly shaped; grotesque.
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              There at the foot of yonder nodding beech,
              That wreathes its old fantastic roots so high. --T.
     Syn: Fanciful; imaginative; ideal; visionary; capricious;
          chimerical; whimsical; queer. See Fanciful.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: ludicrously odd; "Hamlet's assumed antic disposition";
             "fantastic Halloween costumes"; "a grotesque reflection
             in the mirror" [syn: antic, fantastic, fantastical,
      2: extraordinarily good or great ; 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" [syn: fantastic, grand,
         howling(a), marvelous, marvellous, rattling(a),
         terrific, tremendous, wonderful, wondrous]
      3: fanciful and unrealistic; foolish; "a fantastic idea of his
         own importance" [syn: fantastic, wild]
      4: existing in fancy only; "fantastic figures with bulbous heads
         the circumference of a bushel"- Nathaniel Hawthorne [syn:
         fantastic, fantastical]
      5: extravagantly fanciful in design, construction, appearance;
         "Gaudi's fantastic architecture"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  194 Moby Thesaurus words for "fantastic":
     Barmecidal, Barmecide, Gothic, absurd, adroit, airy, alien, antic,
     appalling, apparent, apparitional, arbitrary, astonishing,
     autistic, balmy, baroque, beguiling, bewildering, beyond belief,
     bizarre, brain-born, capricious, chimeric, chimerical, clever,
     cockamamie, concocted, conspicuous, cooked-up, cracking, cranky,
     crazy, crotchety, deceptive, delusional, delusionary, delusive,
     delusory, dereistic, dream-built, dreamlike, dreamy, eccentric,
     egregious, enigmatic, erratic, erroneous, exceptional, exotic,
     extraordinary, extravagant, fabricated, fabulous, fallacious,
     false, fancied, fanciful, fancy-born, fancy-built, fancy-woven,
     fantasied, fantasque, fascinating, fictional, fictitious, fictive,
     figmental, flaky, florid, foolish, forged, formidable, freakish,
     great, grotesque, harebrained, hatched, high-flown, humorsome,
     illusional, illusionary, illusive, illusory, imaginary, imagined,
     implausible, impossible, incomprehensible, inconceivable,
     incredible, ingenious, insane, invented, irrational, kinky,
     laughable, legendary, loony, ludicrous, made-up, maggoty,
     manufactured, marked, marvelous, massive, miraculous, misleading,
     monstrous, monumental, moody, mortal, motiveless, mythical,
     nonsensical, notable, noteworthy, noticeable, notional, odd,
     of mark, ostensible, outlandish, outrageous, outre, outstanding,
     overwhelming, passing strange, peculiar, petulant, phantasmagoric,
     phantasmal, phantom, phenomenal, poppycockish, preposterous,
     prodigious, put-up, puzzling, quaint, queer, quirky, rare,
     remarkable, ridiculous, rococo, seeming, self-deceptive,
     self-deluding, sensational, signal, silly, singular, specious,
     spectacular, spectral, splendid, strange, striking, stupendous,
     superior, supposititious, temperamental, terrific, towering,
     tremendous, trumped-up, unaccountable, unactual, unbelievable,
     uncommon, unearthly, unexpected, unfounded, unheard-of,
     unimaginable, unique, unlikely, unprecedented, unreal, unrealistic,
     unreasonable, unrestrained, unsubstantial, vagarious, vagrant,
     visionary, wacky, wanton, wayward, weird, whimsical, wild,
     wonderful, wondrous

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