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.
- Also myth·ic [mith-ik] /ˈmɪθ ɪk/ .
- myth·i·cal·ly, adverb
- myth·i·cal·ness, noun
- non·myth·i·cal, adjective
- non·myth·i·cal·ly, adverb
- pre·myth·i·cal, adjective
- pseu·do·myth·i·cal, adjective
- pseu·do·myth·i·cal·ly, adverb
- qua·si-myth·i·cal, adjective
- qua·si-myth·i·cal·ly, adverb
- sem·i·myth·ic, adjective
- sem·i·myth·i·cal, adjective
- sem·i·myth·i·cal·ly, adverb
- un·myth·i·cal, adjective
- un·myth·i·cal·ly, adverb
- mythical , mythological
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How to use mythical in a sentence
Going into 2016, that contributed to a sense that Wisconsin was a safe bet for Hillary Clinton — part of the mythical “blue wall.”
Shown photos of a horse and a rhino, and told a unicorn is something in between, they can recognize the mythical creature in a picture book the first time they see it.A radical new technique lets AI learn with practically no data | Karen Hao | October 16, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
At Çatalhöyük a house wasn’t just a place to live but the material expression of a mythical world.An Ancient Site with Human Skulls on Display - Issue 89: The Dark Side | Jo Marchant | September 2, 2020 | Nautilus
A house wasn’t just a place to live but the expression of a mythical world.An Ancient Site with Human Skulls on Display - Issue 89: The Dark Side | Jo Marchant | September 2, 2020 | Nautilus
Like the mythical half-human, half-horse creatures, centaurs in the solar system are hybrids between asteroids and comets.In a first, astronomers spotted a space rock turning into a comet | Lisa Grossman | August 18, 2020 | Science News
What had seemed to be a theoretical and almost mythical project is just about to take concrete form.China’s Nicaragua Canal Could Spark a New Central America Revolution | Nina Lakhani | November 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
As a child, he worshipped leaders like Malcolm X and remembers having imagining Africa as a mythical place.Death Metal Angola: Heavy Metal in War-Torn Africa | Nina Strochlic | November 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Bulbous columns, winding staircases, and whimsical bas-reliefs of mythical creatures wrap around the palace.
The notion of a “spread”—the mythical Texas ranch that every Texas cowboy hopes for—fueled his imagination.‘The Harness Maker’s Dream:’ The Unlikely Ranch King of Texas | Nick Kotz | September 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The philosopher, Plato, linked Santorini with the mythical lost city of Atlantis that sank beneath the waves.
Directors were to us junior clerks, remote personalities, mythical beings dwelling on Olympian heights.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
The Board of Trade is more or less a mythical body, but very practical I found it on these and all other occasions.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
The Civilized Nations, however, had recorded annals not altogether mythical.The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 5 | Hubert Howe Bancroft
This humourist is gradually “winning his way to the mythical.”Angling Sketches | Andrew Lang
The naked figures of these mythical beings are first completely and accurately drawn and then the clothing is put on.The Mountain Chant, A Navajo Ceremony | Washington Matthews
British Dictionary definitions for mythical
of or relating to myth
imaginary or fictitious
- mythically, adverb
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