chimerical

  • 1Chimerical — Chi*mer ic*al, a. Merely imaginary; fanciful; fantastic; wildly or vainly conceived; having, or capable of having, no existence except in thought; as, chimerical projects. Syn: Imaginary; fanciful; fantastic; wild; unfounded; vain; deceitful;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2chimerical — index delusive, fictitious, illusory, immaterial, insubstantial, nonexistent, quixotic Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burt …

    Law dictionary

  • 3chimerical — fantastic, fanciful, visionary, imaginary, quixotic Analogous words: Utopian, *ambitious, pretentious: illusory, *apparent: delusive, delusory, *misleading, deceptive: fabulous, mythical (see FICTITIOUS): preposterous, absurd (see FOOLISH)… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 4chimerical — ► ADJECTIVE 1) like a mythical chimera. 2) illusory or impossible to achieve. DERIVATIVES chimerically adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5chimerical — [kī mer′i kəl, kimer′i kəl] adj. [ CHIMER(A) + ICAL] 1. imaginary; fantastic; unreal 2. absurd; impossible 3. indulging in unrealistic fancies; visionary: Also chimeric chimerically adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 6chimerical — 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

  • 7chimerical — adjective /kɪˈmɛɹɪkəl/ a) Of or pertaining to a chimera. Yes; I have a turn both for observation and for deduction. The theories which I have expressed there, and which appear to you to be so chimerical, are really extremely practical so… …

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  • 8chimerical — adjective 1. being or relating to or like a chimera his Utopia is not as chimeric commonwealth but a practical improvement on what already exists Douglas Bush • Syn: ↑chimeric, ↑chimeral • Pertains to noun: ↑Chimera (for: ↑chimeral) …

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  • 9chimerical — 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 …

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  • 10chimerical — Synonyms and related words: Barmecidal, Barmecide, absurd, aerial, air built, airy, ambitious, apparent, apparitional, autistic, chimeric, cloud born, cloud built, cloud woven, deceptive, delusional, delusionary, delusive, delusory, dereistic,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 11chimerical — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Of, relating to, or in the nature of an illusion; lacking reality: chimeric, delusive, delusory, dreamlike, hallucinatory, illusive, illusory, phantasmagoric, phantasmal, phantasmic, visionary. See REAL. 2.… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 12chimerical — chi|me|ri|cal [kaıˈmerıkəl, kı ] adj formal imaginary or not really possible …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13chimerical — chi mer·ical || merɪkl adj. illusory; imaginary …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 14chimerical — a. Imaginary, fantastic, fanciful, visionary, illusory, shadowy, wild, Quixotic, Utopian …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 15chimerical — adjective literary imaginary or not really possible …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16chimerical — adj 1. unreal, imaginary, illusory, delusory; visionary, quixotic, romantic, starry eyed, in the clouds; ethereal, unsubstantial, airy, vaporous, gossamery, spectral, dreamlike. 2.(all to an extreme degree) fanciful, notional, whimsical,… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 17chimerical — chi·mer·i·cal …

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  • 18chimerical — See: chimera …

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  • 19chimerical — chi•mer•i•cal [[t]kɪˈmɛr ɪ kəl, ˈmɪər , kaɪ [/t]] also chi•mer′ic adj. 1) imaginary 2) highly unrealistic • Etymology: 1630–40 chi•mer′i•cal•ly, adv …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20chimerical — /kaɪˈmɛrɪkəl/ (say kuy merikuhl), /kə / (say kuh ) adjective 1. unreal; imaginary; visionary. 2. wildly fanciful. Also, chimeric. –chimerically, adverb …

    Australian-English dictionary