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fantasticalness

Definitions

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  • n. The state or condition of being fantastical.

Etymologies

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From fantastical +‎ -ness.

Examples

  • There's a reality that overrides the blunt fantasticalness.

    Flaming Lips' Freaky, Martian Musical Finally Touches Down

  • But this fantasticalness relates more to propriety of speech, than reality of ideas.

    An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

  • The fantasticalness of your heart was such, that you advanced towards me in proportion as you saw I retreated from you.

    The Princess of Cleves

  • Rather too long for my chapter, but I quote it for the sake of the last four lines, characteristic of that period, the age of conceits, of the love of fantasticalness, of Donne, Crashaw, Vaughan.

    A Traveller in Little Things

  • It is, however, a little earlier in time, before fantasticalness came into fashion, and in spirit is of the nobler age.

    A Traveller in Little Things

  • Where the epitaph-maker of that time occasionally went wrong was in his efforts to get his fantasticalness in willy-nilly, or in a silly play upon words, as in the following example from the little village of

    A Traveller in Little Things

  • In his compositions, boldness is always justified; richness, even exuberance, never interferes with clearness; singularity never degenerates into uncouth fantasticalness; the sculpturing is never disorderly; the luxury of ornament never overloads the chaste eloquence of the principal lines.

    Life of Chopin

  • Sybil's wayward and morbid fancy, had the effect to give him a sense of the fantasticalness of his present pursuit, and that in adopting it, he had strayed into

    Septimius Felton, or, The elixir of life

  • Sidmouth in 1820, and from 1821, when she was at that pretentious combination of fantasticalness and gorgeousness, the Pavilion, Brighton, she was carried every year, like any other well-cared-for child, either to the seaside or to some other invigorating region, so that she became betimes acquainted with different aspects of sea and shore in her island.

    Life of Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen — Volume 1

  • German, not only in his Saxon honesty, sedateness, and strength, but in the curious mixture of simplicity, subtlety, homeliness, and fantasticalness, which are still found side by side in German genius.

    The Old Masters and Their Pictures For the Use of Schools and Learners in Art

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