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fancied (adj) imagined; unreal.

Your fancied fears are baseless fears. They are imagined and not real. For example, if there is no cause for fear and still you have fear, because you imagine that something is to be feared, the fear is fancied. Others' dislike of you, their intent to harm you is fancied if you imagine wrongly that they are going to harm you. Your greatness is fancied when you imagine that others think you great.

  • Felix realized that his fears of a ghost in his beach cottage had been only fancied when he found that the noises he had heard in the darkness had actually been made by a cat prowling in the cottage.
  • Jonathan's fancied glory as a baseball player of eminence came to an end with his consistent low scores all through the season. He now knows he's no better than any others.
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