[ adjective ] indulging in or influenced by fancy
"a fanciful mind" "all the notional vagaries of childhood"
Used in print(Arthur Miller, "The Prophecy," in The Best...)
He could no_longer build anything , whether a private residence in his Pennsylvania county or a church in Brazil , without it being obvious that he had done it , and while here_and_there he was taken_to_task for again developing the same airy technique , they were such fanciful and sometimes even playful buildings that the public felt assured by its sense of recognition after a time , a quality of authentic uniqueness about them , which , once established by an artist as his private vision , is no_longer disputable as to its other values .
[ adjective ] having a curiously intricate quality
"a fanciful pattern with intertwined vines and flowers"