chimeric, chimerical


chimeric, chimerical
Химерический. В современном употреблении прилагательное chimeric (chimerical) значит фантастический, нереальный или абсолютно невозможный. Это слово образовано от имени древнегреческого мифического чудовища с головой льва, туловищем козы и хвостом дракона, изрыгающего пламя — Химеры. Чудовище было женского пола, и его убил своими стрелами Беллерофонт, внук Сизифа.

The company's balance sheet can only be regarded as chimerical. — Балансовый отчёт компании иначе как нереальным не назовёшь.


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  • Chimeric — Chi*mer ic, a. Chimerical. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chimerical — adjective 1. 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 • Syn: ↑chimeric, ↑chimeral • Pertains to noun: ↑Chimera (for: ↑chimeral) …   Useful english dictionary

  • chimeric — adjective 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 • Syn: ↑chimerical, ↑chimeral • Pertains to noun: ↑Chimera (for: ↑chimeral), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • chimerical — chimerically, adv. /ki mer i keuhl, mear , kuy /, adj. 1. unreal; imaginary; visionary: a chimerical terrestrial paradise. 2. wildly fanciful; highly unrealistic: a chimerical plan. Also, chimeric. [1630 40; CHIMER(A) + ICAL] Syn. 1. illusory,… …   Universalium

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  • chimerical — also chimeric adjective Etymology: chimera Date: 1638 1. existing only as the product of unchecked imagination ; fantastically visionary or improbable 2. given to fantastic schemes Synonyms: see …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • chimerical — Synonyms and related words: Barmecidal, Barmecide, absurd, aerial, air built, airy, ambitious, apparent, apparitional, autistic, chimeric, cloud born, cloud built, cloud woven, deceptive, delusional, delusionary, delusive, delusory, dereistic,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • chimerical — /kaɪˈmɛrɪkəl/ (say kuy merikuhl), /kə / (say kuh ) adjective 1. unreal; imaginary; visionary. 2. wildly fanciful. Also, chimeric. –chimerically, adverb …   Australian English dictionary