Definition of Mythical

1. Adjective. Based on or told of in traditional stories; lacking factual basis or historical validity. "The fabulous unicorn"

Exact synonyms: Fabulous, Mythic, Mythologic, Mythological
Similar to: Unreal
Derivative terms: Fable, Fable, Myth, Myth, Mythology, Mythology



Definition of Mythical

1. Adjective. Existing in myth. ¹

2. Adjective. (by extension) not real; false or fabricated. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mythical

1. based on or described in a myth [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mythical

mystoriographical
mystoriography
mystory
mytacism
myth
mytharc
mytharcs
mythconception
mythconceptions
myther
mythered
mythering
mythers
mythi
mythic
mythical (current term)
mythical being
mythical creature
mythical monster
mythical place
mythically
mythicise
mythicism
mythicize
mythicized
mythicizer
mythicizers
mythicizes
mythicizing
mythier

Literary usage of Mythical

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Historical Essays by Edward Augustus Freeman (1896)
"The origin of mythical narratives in general, and the relation of the myths of ... In the view of its followers the physical truth grows into the mythical ..."

2. The Historical Writings of John Fiske by John Fiske (1902)
"In the one class belong the Eddie Lays, and the mythical and mythical sagas, ... These are alike in being composed of legendary and mythical materials ..."

3. Studies in Moral Science by William Ennis Hamilton (1916)
"CHAPTER XII THE FOUNDER OF CHRISTIANITY IS NOT A mythical PERSONAGE ALTHOUGH the mythical and legendary theories as to the origin of Christianity may for ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"They treat of mythical and religious legends of an early Scandinavian civilization, and are composed in the simplest and most archaic forms of Icelandic ..."

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