Definition of mythic in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmiTHik/


1Relating to or resembling myth: we explain spiritual forces in mythic language
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  • But Greek metaphysics, through its ‘binary’ opposition to myth, carried its mythic antagonist with it as its doppelgänger.
  • I'd like to be able to counter some of the most pernicious half- and un-truths, and need to do some of it on the same battle-ground of non-rational language and mythic references.
  • So Harris argues, ‘Given the power of our technology… we have simply lost the right to our myths and to our mythic identities.’
1.1Exaggerated or idealized: he was a national hero of mythic proportions
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  • Aquariums, like adultery, draw us into a shadowy underworld of unspoken sensual pleasures, an engrossing, exotic environment harboring dangers of mythic proportion.
  • For an experience or an epoch to take on mythic proportions, it usually needs the reverberating perspective of cherished memories that we may have about departed possibilities.
  • It was an enormous physical structure, with a base measuring 676 square feet, but more than anything else its proportions were mythic.
1.2Fictitious: a mythic land of plenty


Mid 17th century: via late Latin from Greek muthikos, from muthos 'myth'.

Words that rhyme with mythic

Eolithic, megalithic, Mesolithic, monolithic, neolithic, Palaeolithic (US Paleolithic)

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Syllabification: myth·ic

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