Part of speech: noun

A mythical fire - breathing monster; a groundless fancy.

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Usage examples "chimera":

  1. To conquer that country for himself is a wild chimera; to encourage revolt in favor of foreign princes is an exploded idea in the politics of that court. - "The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VI. (of 12)", Edmund Burke.
  2. " The impossibility of reaching to the real beings plunged me into the land of chimera; and seeing nothing actual that rose to the height of my delirium, I nourished it in an ideal world, which my creative imagination had soon peopled with beings after my heart's desire. - "Rousseau Volumes I. and II.", John Morley.
  3. You loved an unknown, a chimera. - "Là-bas", J. K. Huysmans.