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CHIMERICAL

 Dictionary entry overview: What does chimerical mean? 

CHIMERICAL (adjective)
  The adjective CHIMERICAL has 2 senses:

1. being or relating to or like a chimera
2. produced by a wildly fanciful imagination

  Familiarity information: CHIMERICAL used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CHIMERICAL (adjective)


Sense 1chimerical [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Being or relating to or like a chimera

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

chimeral; chimeric; chimerical

Context example:

his Utopia is not as chimeric commonwealth but a practical improvement on what already exists

Pertainym:

Chimera ((Greek mythology) fire-breathing female monster with a lion's head and a goat's body and a serpent's tail; daughter of Typhon)


Sense 2chimerical [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Produced by a wildly fanciful imagination

Context example:

his Utopia is not a chimerical commonwealth but a practical improvement on what already exists

Similar:

unrealistic (not realistic)


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