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Synonyms for chimerical

Synonyms for chimerical

being or relating to or like a chimera

produced by a wildly fanciful imagination

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To have you as long as possible near me, to hear your eloquent speech, -- which embellishes my mind, strengthens my soul, and makes my whole frame capable of great and terrible things, if I should ever be free, -- so fills my whole existence, that the despair to which I was just on the point of yielding when I knew you, has no longer any hold over me; and this -- this is my fortune -- not chimerical, but actual.
Ainsworth made an extraordinary, but to my fancy, a by no means unreasonable or chimerical proposition, in which he was instantly seconded by Mr.
It would have been inconsistent with her character if in these visits she had been pursuing a chimera; her project was not chimerical at all; she was building on a firm basis--on her knowledge of the character of the Epanchin family, especially Aglaya, whom she studied closely.
I live too much in an atmosphere of discouragement for scientific pursuits; and such a chimerical idea as telegraphing VOCAL SOUNDS would indeed seem to most minds scarcely feasible enough to spend time in working over.
His heart was, I knew, affected, and the constant anxiety in which he lived, however chimerical the cause of it might be, was evidently having a serious effect upon his health.
US Vice-President Mike Pence, taking chimerical argument to a nutty extreme, explained to the crowd why the US decided to recognise occupied Jerusalem as Israel's capital, thus breaking with international consensus.
There is something charming about all his non sequiturs and the chimerical world they construct.
At the end of 2017, it is chimerical and decaying: just a passport (and an annoyingly restrictive one at that), a group of islands where we live out our wretched lives, and a groaning government bureaucracy out to get you at every turn.
Novelist Geoff Berner has been tasked with writing a biography of DD, a mysterious, charismatic, chimerical musician who has, it seems, dropped off the face of the earth.
With ISIL's hopes of creating the chimerical Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) faded, it was once again proved that terrorism and the ideological, financial, political and military supporters of the troublemaking phenomenon are doomed to failure; they should be accountable for their crimes, mass killings, destructions and displacement of millions of defenseless and innocent people before world courts and moral consciences," read the statement issued on Tuesday evening.
Trump is focusing on chimerical fraud by noncitizen voters, even as he impinges on an investigation into what could be a monumental electoral fraud by Vladimir Putin.
UNDER THE PAVING STONES, the beach, as the old rallying cry goes--but these days, from Paris to Baltimore to Tahrir Square, the vision of some radical utopia lying just beneath our streets seems more chimerical than ever.
Among those she includes are Dhumarna, a naga from Hindu mythology; Guirilvulu, the fox-snake chimerical creature of Chile; the kogukhpuk subterranean monstrous being of the Inuit near the Bearing Sea; the Finnish Swan of Tuonela personifying the black waters of the Underworld; and the phoenix-like youchang from China.
It is hard to think of a more Boschian process, and the chimerical visionary 'Bosch' constructed by generations of viewers has its own history and reality.
Chimerical theories of historical change were floated in successive administrations, and some of these theories became the basis for policies on which hundreds of billions of dollars were spent, and in whose names tens of thousands of people more or less like oneself, but living in more desperate places, were encouraged to sacrifice their lives.