[mith-i-kuh l or mith-ik]
- pertaining to, of the nature of, or involving a myth.
- dealt with in myth, as a prehistoric period.
- dealing with myths, as writing.
- existing only in myth, as a person.
- without foundation in fact; imaginary; fictitious: The explanation was entirely mythical.
Origin of mythical
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Related Wordswhimsical, imaginary, fanciful, legendary, allegorical, chimerical, fabled, fabulous, fantasy, fictitious, fictive, made-up, mythological, nonexistent, pretended, storied, supposititious, traditional, unreal, untrue
Examples from the Web for mythic
The mythic origin of the feast was the creation of the world by the god Marduk.New Year’s Eve, Babylon Style
December 31, 2014
Imagining novels as biological specimens creates a crazed and mythic zoology of hybrids, beasts, mutants, and aberrations.The Birth of the Novel
November 27, 2014
Partly because Ben was as naturally and effortlessly impeccable as Astaire or Cary Grant, or any other mythic style-setter.
Even his alliterative name had mythic qualities: Ben Bradlee.
A “Crime of the Century” that takes on mythic dimensions as an allegory of a city in decline.The Myth of the Central Park Five
October 19, 2014
What compositions, then, would our mythic citizens of 1955 prefer?Old Fogy
You may interpret many a mythic tale by the facts which lie in your own blood.The Short Works of George Meredith
The Ttos is a mythic horse possessed of the most marvellous powers.
But all experience proves that mythic and legendary miracles are grotesque.
The only answers which they propound are the mythic and Tbingen theories.
- of or relating to myth
- imaginary or fictitious
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Word Origin and History for mythic
1660s, from Late Latin mythicus "legendary," from Greek mythikos, from mythos (see myth).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper