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Definition of "mythical" []

  • Of or existing in myth: the mythical unicorn. (adjective)
  • Imaginary; fictitious. (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or having the nature of a myth: a novel of profound, almost mythic consequence. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "mythical" in a sentence
  • "I use the term mythical, because why should 5,000 be better than 4,998 or 6,002?"
  • "Somewhere, on the edge of consciousness, there is what I call a mythical norm, which each one of us within our hearts knows “that is not me.”"
  • "Just before describing what he termed the mythical historical narrative of the policy, he offered a scenario that the Bush administration might use as a convenient invitation to .. '"