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


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


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
Consequently, it is chimerical to attempt to educate girls with boys, whose organization requires no such periodical intermittence.
"The Education of American Girls" by Anna Callender Brackett
They considered Owen's plans for educating the workingman chimerical.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
She is full of all kinds of chimerical expedients.
"How It All Came Round" by L. T. Meade
The idea of breeding cattle sufficient to meet the consumption, must be considered very chimerical.
"The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)" by John West
At first I considered the getting of anything from an Imperial Austrian Arsenal as chimerical.
"The Supplies for the Confederate Army" by Caleb Huse
But while as matter of logic it is inconclusive, as matter of fact it is chimerical.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
It was not long before the alarms expressed proved themselves to be anything but chimerical.
"The Hansa Towns" by Helen Zimmern
Could the idea, therefore, of a perfect equality between the states of Greece be other than chimerical?
"A Manual of Ancient History" by A. H. L. (Arnold Hermann Ludwig) Heeren
This idea is not chimerical.
"The Railroad Problem" by Edward Hungerford
From this creature the term "chimerical" is applied to all such figures as have no other existence but in the imagination.
"Fictitious & Symbolic Creatures in Art" by John Vinycomb

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.

In science:

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