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materiality

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of materiality

  1. 1 something that actually exists <preferred a single materiality to a slew of hypotheticals> Synonyms actuality, case, fact, realityRelated Words certainty, inevitability; circumstance, event, occurrence, phenomenon; element, item, particular, thingNear Antonyms eventuality, possibility, potentiality, probabilityAntonyms fantasy (also phantasy), fiction, illusion

  2. 2 the fact or state of being pertinent <the materiality of that fact is not in dispute> Synonyms applicability, bearing, connection, pertinence, relevance, relevancyRelated Words appositeness, appropriateness, aptness, felicitousness, fitness, fittingness, rightness, seemliness, suitability, suitableness; importance, significance; usefulnessNear Antonyms inappositeness, inappropriateness, inaptness, infelicity, unfitness, unsuitability; insignificance; meaninglessness, pointlessness, uselessnessAntonyms extraneousness, inapplicability, irrelevance, irrelevancy

  3. 3 the quality of being actual <seems to question the very materiality of the universe> Synonyms actuality, factuality, fact, realityRelated Words authenticity, genuineness, truth, verityNear Antonyms fancy, fantasy (also phantasy), fiction, fictitiousness; dreaminess, surrealityAntonyms irreality, unreality




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