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chimerical adj
1 being or relating to or like a chimera; "his Utopia is not as chimeric commonwealth but a practical improvement on what already exists"- Doublas Bush [syn: chimeric, chimeral]
2 produced by a wildly fanciful imagination; "his Utopia is not a chimerical commonwealth but a practical improvement on what already exists"- Douglas Bush

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From chimera < chimaera, < |. This term entered English around 1638.


  • /kɪˈmɛɹɪkəl/


  1. Of or pertaining to a chimera.
  2. Being a figment of the imagination; fantastic (in the archaic sense).
    a chimerical goal
  3. Inherently fantastic.


of or pertaining to a chimera
being a figment of the imagination
inherently fantastic

Derived terms

Extensive Definition

Chimera, chimaira or chimaera may refer to:

In music


In fiction

In games

  • A Chimera is a magical beast in the fantasy role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons
  • The Chimera APC is a vehicle of the Imperial Guard in the tabletop miniatures game Warhammer 40,000.
  • The world in which the computer video game Harlequin takes place
  • A mutated insect-like creature in Resident Evil
  • The Chimera are the antagonist forces featured in Resistance: Fall of Man
  • A unit for Night Elves in Warcraft 3
  • Chimera is a recurring enemy in the Final Fantasy series.
  • In the Dragon Quest videogame series, a chimera is a type of monster with a vulture head and a worm body. It has been called wyvern outside of Japan.
  • In the Korean rhythm and dance simulation game Pump It Up, the song entitled Chimera is considered to be the most difficult song in the game (it was added in New Xenesis version).
  • In the game Eve-Online the Chimera is the Caldari factions carrier class warship.
  • In the game Mother 3, the Pig Army is responsible for creating a large number of chimera. Most of them are very strange combinations of organisms, such as the Muttshroom, which is a dog/mushroom hybrid chimera.
  • A defensive space station in Homeworld 2.
  • Chimera is a Commodore 64 title released by Firebird in 1985.
  • In the game Devil May Cry 4, a Chimera seed seeks out host bodies and sprouts on them, making them tougher to kill.
In the game "dawn of war" it is a transport vehicle for the imperial guard.

See also


chimerical in Czech: Chiméra
chimerical in Danish: Kimære
chimerical in German: Chimera
chimerical in Spanish: Quimera
chimerical in French: Chimera
chimerical in Korean: 키메라
chimerical in Italian: Chimera
chimerical in Lithuanian: Chimera (reikšmės)
chimerical in Dutch: Chimaera
chimerical in Polish: Chimera
chimerical in Portuguese: Quimera (desambiguação)
chimerical in Slovak: Chiméra

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