Definition of imaginary
- his canvases, chiefly imaginary, somber landscapes
- —Current Biography
- imaginary roots
The two groups were separated by an imaginary line down the middle of the room.
an imaginary world of dragons and unicorns
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chimerical (also chimeric), fabulous, fanciful, fantasied, fantastic (also fantastical), fictional, fictitious, ideal, imaginal, imagined, invented, made-up, make-believe, mythical (or mythic), notional, phantasmal, phantasmic, phantom, pretend, unreal, visionary;
: not real : existing only in your mind or imagination
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