chimerical

[ki-mer-i-kuhl, -meer-, kahy-]
adjective
1.
unreal; imaginary; visionary: a chimerical terrestrial paradise.
2.
wildly fanciful; highly unrealistic: a chimerical plan.
Also, chimeric.


Origin:
1630–40; chimer(a) + -ical

chimerically, adverb
nonchimeric, adjective
nonchimerical, adjective
nonchimerically, adverb


1. illusory, fantastic.


1. real.
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chimerical or chimeric (kaɪˈmɛrɪkəl, kɪ-, kaɪˈmɛrɪk)
 
adj
1.  wildly fanciful; imaginary
2.  given to or indulging in fantasies
 
chimeric or chimeric
 
adj
 
chi'merically or chimeric
 
adv
 
chi'mericalness or chimeric
 
n

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Example sentences
The heraldic fauna is chiefly remarkable for the large number of chimerical
  animals that it contains.
Their new-found popularity turned out to be chimerical.
But the apparent breakthrough had proved chimerical.
She also plays tame and wild animals, which she evokes through the chimerical
  use of costumes and masks.
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