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metaphysical

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of metaphysical

  1. 1 dealing with or expressing a quality or idea <a work that deals with such metaphysical questions as the very nature of knowledge> Synonyms conceptual, ideal, ideational, abstract, notional, theoretical (also theoretic)Related Words conjectural, hypothetical, speculative; cosmic (also cosmical), intellectual, mental, spiritual; ethereal, immaterial, incorporeal, insubstantial, nonmaterial, nonphysical, unsubstantial; impalpable, imperceptible, insensible, intangible, invisible; impractical, romantic, transcendent, transcendental, unreal, utopian, visionaryNear Antonyms material, physical; appreciable, detectable, discernible (also discernable), noticeable, observable, palpable, perceptible, sensible, substantial, tangible, visible; defined, definite, distinct; actual, factual, realAntonyms concrete, nonabstract

  2. 2 of, relating to, or being part of a reality beyond the observable physical universe <belief in a metaphysical world beyond the one in which we live> Synonyms supernatural, otherworldly, paranormal, preternatural, transcendent, transcendental, unearthlyRelated Words mystic, mystical, occult, psychic (also psychical), spiritistic, spiritualistic; extrasensory, supersensible, supersensory; celestial, divine, ethereal, heavenly, numinous, spiritual, unworldlyNear Antonyms earthly, mundaneAntonyms natural





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