Imaginary and Mythical


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Imaginary adjective – Not real and existing only in the imagination.
Usage example: told by the psychologist that it was perfectly normal for their child to have an imaginary friend

Mythical is a synonym for imaginary in unreal topic. In some cases you can use "Mythical" instead an adjective "Imaginary", when it comes to topics like legendary, fictitious. popular alternative
Nearby Words: imagination, imaginative
Synonyms for Imaginary


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Mythical adjective – Based on, described in, or being a myth.
Usage example: for years the Spanish conquistadors searched for the mythical El Dorado, a place of unimaginable riches

Imaginary is a synonym for mythical in legendary topic. You can use "Imaginary" instead an adjective "Mythical", if it concerns topics such as make-believe, fictitious, fantastical. popular alternative
Nearby Words: myth, mythic
Synonyms for Mythical

Things that words describes

power imaginary power mythical power
creature imaginary creature mythical creature
animal imaginary animal mythical animal
characters imaginary characters mythical characters
Other nouns: world, story, kingdom, monster, version, town, creatures, animals, beings, monsters, versions.

Both words in one sentence

  • In a number of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic fanfics where humans are mentioned or implied, ponies tend to regard them as mythical or imaginary creatures.
  • All Trolls Are Different His status in the comic as a mythical creature is subject to some Magical Realism restrictions; he was apparently assigned to Brent Sienna as an imaginary friend when Brent was a kid and just stuck around.
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