Definition of mythical
- the twilight of a mythic professional career
- —Clayton Riley
Hercules was a mythical hero who was half man and half god.
gods fighting in a mythical battle in the sky
The sportswriters picked a mythical all-star team.
The benefits of the new policy proved to be mythical.
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chimerical (also chimeric), fabulous, fanciful, fantasied, fantastic (also fantastical), fictional, fictitious, ideal, imaginal, imaginary, imagined, invented, made-up, make-believe, notional, phantasmal, phantasmic, phantom, pretend, unreal, visionary;
: based on or described in a myth
: existing only in the imagination
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