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existential

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adjective ex·is·ten·tial \ˌeg-(ˌ)zis-ˈten(t)-shəl, ˌek-(ˌ)sis-\

Definition of existential

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or affirming existence <existential propositions>

  2. 2 a :  grounded in existence or the experience of existence :  empirical b :  having being in time and space

  3. 3 [translation of Danish eksistentiel & German existential] :  existentialist

ex·is·ten·tial·ly adverb


Examples of existential

  1. <child psychologist Bruno Bettelheim believed that fairy tales help children cope with their existential anxieties and dilemmas>



1693

First Known Use of existential

1693

Rhymes with existential


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