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temporal

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of temporal

  1. 1 having to do with life on earth especially as opposed to that in heaven <do not worry about temporal concerns, but instead focus on spiritual matters> Synonyms carnal, earthborn, earthbound, fleshly, material, mundane, sublunary, earthly, terrene, terrestrial, worldlyRelated Words animal, bodily, corporal, corporeal, physical; daily, diurnal; unspiritual; anthropic (or anthropical), anthropocentricNear Antonyms celestial, Elysian, empyreal, empyrean, supernal; metaphysical; devotional, divine, religious, sacred, spiritual, utopian; extraterrestrial; ethereal, supernatural, transcendent, transcendentalAntonyms heavenly, nontemporal, unearthly, unworldly

  2. 2 not involving religion or religious matters <administrators on campus are in place to deal with students' temporal needs, and spiritual advisors are available to help students with their nontemporal needs> Synonyms nonreligious, secular, profaneRelated Words atheistic, godless, irreligious, pagan, paganish, religionless; laical (or laic), lay, nonclerical; nondenominational, nonsectarian; earthly, mundane, terrene, terrestrial, worldly; material, physical, substantial; bodily, carnal, corporal, fleshly; blasphemous, impious, irreverent, sacrilegious; unconsecrated, unhallowedNear Antonyms divine, spiritual; consecrated, hallowed, holy, sacrosanct, sanctified; churchly, devout, godly, pious, prayerful, reverent, worshipful; ethereal, insubstantial, metaphysical, unsubstantial; bodiless, immaterial, incorporeal, nonphysicalAntonyms religious, sacred





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