dreamy [adj] illusory, romantic abstracted, astral, calming, chimerical, daydreaming, excellent, fanciful, fantastic, gentle, idealistic, imaginary, immaterial, impractical, intangible, introspective, introvertive, lulling, marvelous, misty, musing, mythical, nightmarish, otherworldly, out of this world*, pensive, phantasmagoric, phantasmagorical, preoccupied, quixotic, relaxing, shadowy, soothing, speculative, unreal, unsubstantial, utopian, vague, visionary, whimsical; concept 582 —Ant. horrible, terrible, unromantic

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  • dreamy — 1560s, full of dreams, from DREAM (Cf. dream) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Meaning perfect, ideal, attested from 1941, Amer.Eng. teen slang. Cf. DREAMBOAT (Cf. dreamboat) romantically desirable person; dream girl (1903) …   Etymology dictionary

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