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Jamesy
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21 Mar 2016, 7:21 pm

In more depth what does "unfanciable" mean?



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21 Mar 2016, 7:24 pm

To me, this adjective implies that there is no way one can fancy the person so described.



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21 Mar 2016, 7:28 pm

But since everyone finds different things "fanciable" in a potential partner, it is wise not to read too much into it!


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21 Mar 2016, 7:31 pm

That's absolutely true.

"Fancy" is a most subjective verb!

One's Beauty could be somebody else's Beast!



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21 Mar 2016, 7:38 pm

Yeah it would technically mean that nobody could possibly fancy this person, but that's ridiculous and so it's not even a real word. Anyone can be fancied.

I guess someone could be "unfanciable to you", meaning there's no way you, personally, could ever fancy the person. Like if they were of the same sex as you and you were heterosexual or something.



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21 Mar 2016, 7:45 pm

Americans don't use the word "fancy" as a verb.

But Brits do.

To "fancy" something means to desire something. And in some contexts it can mean to desire a person in a romantic/sexual sense. "Which of those girls on the beach do you fancy?".

To to be "unfanciable" would mean you lack all sex appeal. Akin to being "undatable".



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21 Mar 2016, 7:49 pm

I would say Americans rarely use "fancy" as a verb.

But it's not usually used in a romantic sense. It's used more in the sense "like with relish," and it's used in such phrases as "Would you fancy an apple?" or "Would you fancy going for a walk?"



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22 Mar 2016, 7:53 am

I guess it would mean unable to have a crush on which is stupid. Everyone has different tastes. I'm into geeky guys and not jock types while my friend is into rugby player it's all personal preferance