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Borrowed from Middle French fantastique. Originally from Ancient Greek φᾰντᾰστῐκός (phantastikós).

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fantastic (comparative more fantastic, superlative most fantastic)

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Resembling fantasies in irregularity, caprice, or eccentricity; irregular; grotesque.
    • T. Gray
      There at the foot of yonder nodding beech, / That wreathes its old fantastic roots so high.
  4. 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!"

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