chimerically
adverb see chimerical

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Chimerically — Chi*mer ic*al*ly, adv. Wildy; vainly; fancifully. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chimerically — chimerical ► ADJECTIVE 1) like a mythical chimera. 2) illusory or impossible to achieve. DERIVATIVES chimerically adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • chimerically — See chimerical. * * * …   Universalium

  • chimerically — adverb In a chimerical manner …   Wiktionary

  • chimerically — chimerˈically adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑chimera …   Useful english dictionary

  • chimerical — chimerically, adv. /ki mer i keuhl, mear , kuy /, adj. 1. unreal; imaginary; visionary: a chimerical terrestrial paradise. 2. wildly fanciful; highly unrealistic: a chimerical plan. Also, chimeric. [1630 40; CHIMER(A) + ICAL] Syn. 1. illusory,… …   Universalium

  • chimerical — also chimeric adjective Etymology: chimera Date: 1638 1. existing only as the product of unchecked imagination ; fantastically visionary or improbable 2. given to fantastic schemes Synonyms: see …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • chimera — [kʌɪ mɪərə, kɪ ] (also chimaera) noun 1》 Greek Mythology a fire breathing female monster with a lion s head, a goat s body, and a serpent s tail. 2》 something hoped for but illusory or impossible to achieve. 3》 Biology an organism containing a… …   English new terms dictionary

  • chimerical — /kaɪˈmɛrɪkəl/ (say kuy merikuhl), /kə / (say kuh ) adjective 1. unreal; imaginary; visionary. 2. wildly fanciful. Also, chimeric. –chimerically, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

  • chimerical — ► ADJECTIVE 1) like a mythical chimera. 2) illusory or impossible to achieve. DERIVATIVES chimerically adverb …   English terms dictionary

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