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chimerical

[ki-mer-i-kuh l, -meer-, kahy-] /kɪˈmɛr ɪ kəl, -ˈmɪər-, kaɪ-/
adjective
1.
unreal; imaginary; visionary:
a chimerical terrestrial paradise.
2.
wildly fanciful; highly unrealistic:
a chimerical plan.
Also, chimeric.
Origin
1630-1640
1630-40; chimer(a) + -ical
Related forms
chimerically, adverb
nonchimeric, adjective
nonchimerical, adjective
nonchimerically, adverb
Synonyms
1. illusory, fantastic.
Antonyms
1. real.
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chimerical

/kaɪˈmɛrɪkəl; kɪ-/
adjective
1.
wildly fanciful; imaginary
2.
given to or indulging in fantasies
Derived Forms
chimerically, adverb
chimericalness, noun
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