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chimerical

[ ki-mer-i-kuhl, -meer-, kahy- ]
/ kɪˈmɛr ɪ kəl, -ˈmɪər-, kaɪ- /
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adjective

unreal; imaginary; visionary: a chimerical terrestrial paradise.
wildly fanciful; highly unrealistic: a chimerical plan.

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Also chi·mer·ic [ki-mer-ik, -meer-, kahy-] /kɪˈmɛr ɪk, -ˈmɪər-, kaɪ-/ .

Origin of chimerical

First recorded in 1630–40; chimer(a) + -ical

OTHER WORDS FROM chimerical

chi·mer·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·chi·mer·ic, adjectivenon·chi·mer·i·cal, adjectivenon·chi·mer·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for chimerical

chimerical

chimeric (kaɪˈmɛrɪk)

/ (kaɪˈmɛrɪkəl, kɪ-) /

adjective

wildly fanciful; imaginary
given to or indulging in fantasies

Derived forms of chimerical

chimerically, adverbchimericalness, noun
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