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17 / 05 / 2004

THE ADJECTIVE 'FANCY': meaning and examples

Good morning,

I hope you had a good weekend.

On Friday we looked at the verb fancy. Today we continue with the word fancy, but this time as an adjective instead of a verb.

The adjective Fancy can mean:
1) Not simple or plain but with lots of decoration.
2) Sophisticated, complicated or difficult.
3) In fashion, popular or expensive.
4) Something that is intended to impress.
5) Delicious or very good (food).

Example 1 (meaning 1):
I wanted to buy my wife a new purse. I looked for something simple, but everything I found was too fancy for my taste.

Example 2 (meaning 2):
Many recent Hollywood films include lots of fancy special effects, but they aren't necessarily good films.

Example 3 (meaning 3):
Next weekend we are going to stay in a very fancy hotel on the Costa Brava; I can't wait!!

Example 4 (meaning 4):
Some say that Vice President Al Gore didn't do as well in the last US elections because he is too smart; he used too many fancy words in his debate with George W. Bush.

Example 5 (meaning 5):
When we are in the five-star hotel next weekend, we plan on eating a lot of fancy food!

If you have any questions about fancy, you can add a comment below. I will do my best to give you a very fancy (meaning 4) answer.

Have a good day and an excellent week!