August 15th, 2019

dwell in possibility

Word of the Day 08/15/19 Barmecidal

Barmecidal (adjective)
Barmecidal [ bahr-muh-sahyd-l ]


adjective
1. giving only the illusion of plenty; illusory: a Barmecidal banquet.

Also Barmecide.

RELATED WORDS
hallucinatory, whimsical, unreal, misleading, false, apparent, chimerical, deceitful, delusive, fallacious, fanciful, fantastic, fictitious, float, ideal, illusive, imaginary, mistaken, ostensible, seeming

Origin: First recorded in 1835–45; Barmecide + -al

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