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mythical

[ mith-i-kuhl ]
/ ˈmɪθ ɪ kəl /
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adjective
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.
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Also myth·ic [mith-ik] /ˈmɪθ ɪk/ .

Origin of mythical

1670–80; <Late Latin mȳthicus<Greek mȳthikós of myths (see myth, -ic) + -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM mythical

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH mythical

mythical , mythological
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British Dictionary definitions for mythical

mythical

mythic (ˈmɪθɪk)

/ (ˈmɪθɪkəl) /

adjective
of or relating to myth
imaginary or fictitious

Derived forms of mythical

mythically, adverb
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