mythical


myth·i·cal

adjective \ˈmi-thi-kəl\

: based on or described in a myth

: existing only in the imagination

Full Definition of MYTHICAL

1
:  based on or described in a myth especially as contrasted with history
2
usually mythical :  existing only in the imagination :  fictitious, imaginary <constructed a mythical all-star team>
3
usually mythic :  having qualities suitable to myth :  legendary <the twilight of a mythic professional career — Clayton Riley>
myth·i·cal·ly \-thi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Variants of MYTHICAL

myth·i·cal or myth·ic \-thik\

Examples of MYTHICAL

  1. Hercules was a mythical hero who was half man and half god.
  2. gods fighting in a mythical battle in the sky
  3. The sportswriters picked a mythical all-star team.
  4. The benefits of the new policy proved to be mythical.

First Known Use of MYTHICAL

1669

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