American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1

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Author: Noah Webster

Fanciful

FAN’CIFUL, a. [See Fancy.]

1. Guided by the imagination, rather than by reason and experience; subject to the influence of fancy; whimsical; applied to persons. A fanciful man forms visionary projects.

2. Dictated by the imagination; full of wild images; chimerical; whimsical; ideal; visionary; applied to things; as a fanciful scheme; a fanciful theory.

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Chicago: Noah Webster Jr., "Fanciful," American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1 in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1 (New York: S. Converse, 1828), Original Sources, accessed January 22, 2019, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=PW1LNGMSJHT2QV3.

MLA: Webster, Noah, Jr. "Fanciful." American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, New York, S. Converse, 1828, Original Sources. 22 Jan. 2019. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=PW1LNGMSJHT2QV3.

Harvard: Webster, N, 'Fanciful' in American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1. cited in 1828, An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, S. Converse, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 22 January 2019, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=PW1LNGMSJHT2QV3.