chimeric

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj chimeric being or relating to or like a chimera "his Utopia is not as chimeric commonwealth but a practical improvement on what already exists"- Douglas Bush"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Chimeric Chimerical.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • chimeric Same as chimerical.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Chimeric of the nature of a chimera: wild: fanciful
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Quotations

  • James Thomson
    James Thomson
    “That which makes people dissatisfied with their condition, is the chimerical idea they form of the happiness of others.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—Gr. chimaira, a she-goat.

Usage

In literature:

This hold of the home is no chimerical thing.
"The Business of Being a Woman" by Ida M. Tarbell
But Christianity throws aside all that as merely chimerical.
"Sermons Preached at Brighton" by Frederick W. Robertson
The fear that Bonaparte will come over to us and conquer us also, is too chimerical to be genuine.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
This answer is accounted a quibble, and even something chimerical in the minds of many people.
"Theodicy" by G. W. Leibniz
If the search for this relation is chimerical, the two terms, mind, and the world, may be illusions.
"The Heavenly Father" by Ernest Naville
His plans were regarded as chimerical.
"Pathfinders of the West" by A. C. Laut
But, as may well be supposed, Elizabeth decisively vetoed this chimerical plan.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 4 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
The chimerical nationality of the Jew is the nationality of the merchant, of the monied man generally.
"Selected Essays" by Karl Marx
But he is so far removed from its realisation that his dream dazzles him, and urges him on to defend chimerical schemes.
"A Literary History of the English People" by Jean Jules Jusserand
Taylor could see the chimerical eyes peering through the surface of the sphere.
"The Whispering Spheres" by Russell Robert Winterbotham
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In poetry:

Let life grow richer by its cost to me,
Till hope, too strong for dream of weak despair,
Seize each momentous goal;
No monster of chimeric mystery,
Or fabled horror with its deathful stare,
Palsy my dauntless soul.
"Usury" by Albert Durrant Watson

In news:

Fears of ' Creeping Sharia' This chimerical battle in the culture war poses real dangers.
R&B singer-songwriter and music executive Ne-Yo, born Shaffer Chimere Smith, in New York on Oct 12, 2012.
Scientists report on the development of engineered silkworms that express a synthetic spider silk protein and stably produce chimeric silk fibers that are stronger than parental silkworm silk fibers and as tough as spider dragline silk.
Meet Roku, Hex , and Chimero, the World's First Chimeric Rhesus Monkeys.
Give a Santa Cruzan a reason to don a costume and he or she will not disappoint—the chimerical and freakish are celebrated on the streets of downtown each Halloween in all their outlandish splendor.
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In science:

Goodness of fit tests for “chimeric” alternatives.
Goodness-of-fit tests via phi-divergences
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