mythical

[mith-i-kuhl]
adjective
1.
pertaining to, of the nature of, or involving a myth.
2.
dealt with in myth, as a prehistoric period.
3.
dealing with myths, as writing.
4.
existing only in myth, as a person.
5.
without foundation in fact; imaginary; fictitious: The explanation was entirely mythical.
Also, mythic.


Origin:
1670–80; < Late Latin mȳthicus < Greek mȳthikós of myths (see myth, -ic) + -al1

mythically, adverb
mythicalness, noun
nonmythical, adjective
nonmythically, adverb
premythical, adjective
pseudomythical, adjective
pseudomythically, adverb
quasi-mythical, adjective
quasi-mythically, adverb
semimythic, adjective
semimythical, adjective
semimythically, adverb
unmythical, adjective
unmythically, adverb

mythical, mythological.
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mythical or mythic (ˈmɪθɪkəl, ˈmɪθɪk)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to myth
2.  imaginary or fictitious
 
mythic or mythic
 
adj
 
'mythically or mythic
 
adv

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mythical
1670s; see myth.
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Example sentences
The city's many strange, surreal places make dining here an almost mythical
  experience.
Think about that when you catch yourself toiling toward some mythical standard
  of perfection.
Always rare, the flytrap is now in danger of becoming the mythical creature it
  sounds as if it should be.
To ingest the tiger, it is believed, is to gain some of its mythical strength
  and powers.
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