[ki-mer-i-kuh l or ki-mer-ik; -meer-, kahy-]
- unreal; imaginary; visionary: a chimerical terrestrial paradise.
- wildly fanciful; highly unrealistic: a chimerical plan.
Origin of chimerical
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1. illusory, fantastic.
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Examples from the Web for chimerical
Barring the chimerical, that any girl may consider and most girls do, she was straight as a string.The Paliser case
Judging by past experience in California this is no chimerical conception.Walnut Growing in Oregon
But while as matter of logic it is inconclusive, as matter of fact it is chimerical.Fragments of science, V. 1-2
With many, and to many, these things are but as dreams; they are chimerical.The Lost Ten Tribes, and 1882
To keep it from his daughter till she should be stronger, seemed to him chimerical, impossible.A Simpleton
- wildly fanciful; imaginary
- given to or indulging in fantasies
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Word Origin and History for chimerical
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