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chimerical

or chi·mer·ic

[ki-mer-i-kuh l or ki-mer-ik; -meer-, kahy-]
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adjective
  1. unreal; imaginary; visionary: a chimerical terrestrial paradise.
  2. wildly fanciful; highly unrealistic: a chimerical plan.
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Origin of chimerical

First recorded in 1630–40; chimer(a) + -ical
Related formschi·mer·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·chi·mer·ic, adjectivenon·chi·mer·i·cal, adjectivenon·chi·mer·i·cal·ly, adverb

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1. illusory, fantastic.

Antonyms

1. real.
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British Dictionary definitions for chimeric

chimerical

chimeric (kaɪˈmɛrɪk)

adjective
  1. wildly fanciful; imaginary
  2. given to or indulging in fantasies
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Derived Formschimerically, adverbchimericalness, noun
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Word Origin and History for chimeric

chimerical

adj.

1630s, from chimera + -ical. Related: Chimeric (1650s).

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chimeric in Medicine

chimeric

(kī-mĕrĭk, -mîr-)
adj.
  1. Relating to a chimera.
  2. Composed of parts of different origin.
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