Synonyms for chimera:
gremlin, goblin, bigfoot, dragon, pipe dream, Genie, castle in the air, boogeyman, sasquatch, the Easter bunny, nymph, faun, dryad, the Loch Ness monster, centaur, the Abominable Snowman, satyr, yeti, mermaid, gorgon, unicorn, phoenix, griffin, nessie, bunyip, wyvern, pixie.
Other synonyms and related words:
chimaera, castle in the air, pipe dream, delusion, hallucination, nymph, harpy, dream, fantasy, mermaid, bogey, Genie, gorgon, rainbow, creature, dragon, troll, wyvern, phoenix, centaur, figment, pixie, hydra, spaceman, bunyip, griffin, goblin, vision, faun, dwarf, bubble, sylph, bigfoot, imp, daydream, conceit, unicorn, sphinx.
Sense 1 (noun)
Sense 2 (noun)
dream, fantasy (noun)
horror, illusion, hobgoblin, apparition, daemon, dracula, spirit, Phantasm, incubus, succubus, nightmare, myth, bugbear, frankenstein, ghoul, specter, werewolf, phantom, bogey man, ogre, terror, bugaboo, vampire, monster, shadow, ghost.
Usage examples for chimera:
- Still Columbus went on in pursuit of his geographical chimera; even gold had no power to detain him from the earnest search for this imaginary strait. - "Christopher Columbus, Volume 7 And The New World Of His Discovery, A Narrative", Filson Young.
- I prefer to believe that your common ancestress, your precursor, whether her tastes were simple or complex, is a pure chimera, for, if they were any relationship between you, having tested everything in order to arrive at the actual food of each species, having eaten everything and found it grateful to the stomach, you would now, from first to last, be unprejudiced consumers, omnivorous progressives. - "More Hunting Wasps", J. Henri Fabre.
- Let us go to the Indies, there where spring is eternal, where the earth grows only flowers, where man can display the magnificence of kings and none shall say him nay, as in the foolish lands where they would realize the dull chimera of equality. - "The Thirteen", Honore de Balzac.