(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. bizarre, grotesque; imaginative, fanciful; extravagant, irrational, absurd. See imagination, absurdity.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Based on or suggesting fantasy]
Syn. whimsical, capricious, extravagant, freakish, strange, odd, queer, quaint, singular, peculiar, outlandish, bizarre, weird, farfetched, erratic, wonderful, comical, foreign, exotic, fabulous, extreme, ludicrous, ridiculous, preposterous, implausible, unreal, grotesque, chimerical, fanciful, eccentric, absurd, vague, illusive, imaginary, hallucinatory, phantasmagoric, high-flown, affected, mannered, artificial, baroque, out of sight*, far-out*.
Ant. conventional, ordinary, real.
2. [Seemingly impossible]
Syn. incredible, unbelievable, phenomenal; see excellent , unbelievable 1 .
Syn.- fantastic implies a lack of restraint in imagination, suggesting that which is extravagantly fanciful or unreal in design, conception, construction, etc. [fantastic notions ] ; bizarre suggests that which is extraordinarily eccentric or strange because of startling incongruities, extreme contrasts, etc. [ music with a bizarre atonality ] ; grotesque suggests a ludicrously unnatural distortion of the normal or real, or a fantastic combination of elements [ the grotesque grimaces of the comedian ]
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
1. excellent wonderful, great, super, awesome, sensational, marvelous, first-class, *primo, *out of this world.
2. strange weird, grotesque, odd, quaint, imaginary, outlandish, *out of this world, exotic, peculiar, freakish, queer, Kafkaesque, nightmarish, hallucinatory, incredible.
ANT.: 1. terrible, bad, lousy, awful. 2. normal, down to earth, ordinary, prosaic
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Appealing to fancy: fanciful, fancy, fantastical, imaginative, whimsical. See PLAIN. 2. Existing only in the imagination: chimeric, chimerical, conceptual, fanciful, fantastical, imaginary, notional, unreal, visionary. See REAL. 3. Following no predictable pattern: capricious, changeable, erratic, fantastical, fickle, freakish, inconsistent, inconstant, mercurial, temperamental, ticklish, uncertain, unpredictable, unstable, unsteady, variable, volatile, whimsical. See CHANGE, CONTINUE. 4. So remarkable as to elicit disbelief: amazing, astonishing, astounding, fabulous, fantastical, incredible, marvelous, miraculous, phenomenal, prodigious, stupendous, unbelievable, wonderful, wondrous. See GOOD. 3. Conceived or done with no reference to reality or common sense: antic, bizarre, fantastical, far-fetched, grotesque. See TRUE, USUAL. 6. Consisting or suggestive of fiction: fanciful, fantastical, fictional, fictitious, fictive, invented, made-up. See REAL. 7. Particularly excellent: divine, fabulous, fantastical, glorious, marvelous, sensational, splendid, superb, terrific, wonderful. Informal: dandy, dreamy, great, ripping, super, swell, tremendous. Slang: cool, groovy, hot, keen1, neat, nifty. Idiom: out of this world. See GOOD.

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