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chimerical - 75 results
Synonyms
unsubstantial (adjective)

insignificance, illusory, apparitional, phantasmal, empty, spectral, nonexistence, vacant, null, unconcrete, vacuous, weightless, immaterial, tenuous, inessential, unreal, ethereal, impalpable, intangible, unsubstantial.

Other synonyms:

paradoxical, senseless, invented, mythical, fanciful, infatuated, erroneous, illusive, delusive, absurd, imaginal, make-believe, conceptual, inconclusive, irrational, visonary, ideal, ridiculous, fantastic, nonsensical, mistaken, dreamlike, fantasied, made-up, fictitious, ludicrous, phantasmagoric, pretend, stupid, delusory, preposterous, fictional, anomalous, imaginary, foolish, phantom, real, imagined, chimeral, unreasonable, fabulous, ill-advised, phantasmic, ill-judged, fantastical, incorrect, monstrous, false, chimeric, wild, visionary, unrealistic, notional, hallucinatory, ill-considered.

Examples of usage:

Wilson said " he was almost unwilling to declare the mode which he wished to take place, being apprehensive that it might appear chimerical. - "The Critical Period of American History", John Fiske.

Yet he always threw away the advantages which he gained, in following some chimerical scheme of further conquest, being unable to take proper measures for the present because of his eagerness for the future. - "Plutarch's Lives, Volume II", Aubrey Stewart & George Long.

To wish that parents would, themselves, mould the ductile passions is a chimerical wish, as the present generation have their own passions to combat with, and fastidious pleasures to pursue, neglecting those nature points out. - "Mary Wollstonecraft", Elizabeth Robins Pennell.

Similar words:

chimeral, chimeric, chimaeridae, Family Chimaeridae, Chimeras, chimera.

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