myth·​o·​log·​i·​cal | \ ˌmi-thə-ˈlä-ji-kəl How to pronounce mythological (audio) \
variants: or less commonly mythologic \ ˌmi-​thə-​ˈlä-​jik How to pronounce mythologic (audio) \

Definition of mythological

1 : of or relating to mythology or myths : dealt with in mythology
2 : lacking factual basis or historical validity : mythical, fabulous

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mythologically \ ˌmi-​thə-​ˈlä-​ji-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce mythologically (audio) \ adverb

Examples of mythological in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Heart of Stone is steeped in Polish film and mythological history—an Eastern European retelling of Faust. Matthew Gault, Time, "If You Love Netflix's The Witcher, Try the Video Game it's Based On," 9 Jan. 2020 The film is based on the mythological character of Ne Zha, a deity well known in China for being a rebellious teen hero. Sherisse Pham, CNN, "Homegrown movies drive China's box office to record highs," 18 Dec. 2019 Those have been figurative art, but without an overarching theme, entire scene, or any idea as advanced as imagining mythological creatures. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "At 44,000 Years Old, This Is the World's Oldest Artwork," 12 Dec. 2019 In the world of economics, the job Carter had given him would become an epic battle of mythological proportions: a destructive beast raging through the world’s largest economy vs. the monster’s most vehement enemy. Geoff Colvin, Fortune, "To Fix a Broken Economy, Paul Volcker Had to Choose Between Crippling Inflation and a Bruising Recession," 9 Dec. 2019 But the video takes a different approach to the song's title, focus on the mythological creaturs of the woods who share the same name. Stephen Daw, Billboard, "Brooke Candy Transforms Into a Pixie For Mystical 'Nymph' Video: Watch," 4 Dec. 2019 Ashok Singhal of the extremist Vishwa Hindu Parishad once said the airing of the mythological was crucial in inspiring recruits to his organisation’s movement to build a temple. Sangeeta Tanwar, Quartz India, "A timeline of a land dispute that has ripped India’s heart apart over seven decades," 9 Nov. 2019 With this early episode, set in mythological time, the manipulation of information and language has begun. Fox News, "3,000-year-old tablet describing Babylonian Noah's Ark tale could be 'earliest ever example of fake news,' scholar says," 26 Nov. 2019 Without these anonymous and mythological depictions, only 52 bills remain, representing 59 portrayals of women. Amanda Shendruk, Quartz, "There are only 59 named women on the most common banknotes," 19 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of mythological

1614, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for mythological

mythology + -ical

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The first known use of mythological was in 1614

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18 Jan 2020

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“Mythological.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 23 January 2020.

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out of the ordinary or unreasonable

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