material, physical, corporeal, phenomenal, sensible, objective mean of or belonging to actuality. material implies formation out of tangible matter; used in contrast with spiritual or ideal it may connote the mundane, crass, or grasping.
material valuesphysical applies to what is perceived directly by the senses and may contrast with mental, spiritual, or imaginary.
the physical benefits of exercise corporeal implies having the tangible qualities of a body such as shape, size, or resistance to force.
artists have portrayed angels as corporeal beings phenomenal applies to what is known or perceived through the senses rather than by intuition or rational deduction.
scientists concerned with the phenomenal world sensible stresses the capability of readily or forcibly impressing the senses.
the earth's rotation is not sensible to us objective may stress material or independent existence apart from a subject perceiving it.
no objective evidence of damage
Examples of phenomenal in a Sentence
The catch soared year after year, reaching a peak of 1.6 billion pounds in 1956. But not even the fish's phenomenal fecundity could sustain them under this industrial onslaught.— Bruce Franklin, Mother Jones, March & April 2006The region's two main communities are Camden, with its very old money and … five-star restaurants and phenomenal B&Bs, and Rockland, a serious old fishing town that hosts the Festival every summer in historic Harbor Park, right along the water.— David Foster Wallace, Gourmet, August 2004Physical prowess aside, the concentration required on the beam is phenomenal.— Jack McCallum, Sports Illustrated, 18 Oct. 2000Given his phenomenal poll numbers in a race he has not yet officially entered …— Julia Reed, Vogue, February 1999
the phenomenal growth that the suburb has experienced over the last decade
the phenomenal ability to remember the names of thousands of people See More
Recent Examples on the WebWith two on and two outs in the first, Yastrzemski singled to left, and third-base coach Mark Hallberg waved Flores around third — but Ian Happ made a phenomenal throw, putting a one-hopper in Willson Contreras’ glove just before Flores arrived.
Susan Slusser, San Francisco Chronicle, 29 July 2022 Now a member of the Griffins’ alumni association, Buckner described his former coach as a phenomenal motivator who genuinely believed in and cared for his players, and pushed them to be the best versions of themselves both on and off the field.
Jonathan X. Simmons, cleveland, 25 July 2022 A year later, Vingegaard stood on top of the podium after building his triumph with two phenomenal rides in the Alps and the Pyrenees.
Fox News, 25 July 2022 A year later, Vingegaard stood on top of the podium after building his triumph with two phenomenal rides in the Alps and the Pyrenees.
Samuel Petrequin, BostonGlobe.com, 24 July 2022 A year later, Vingegaard stood on top of the podium after building his triumph with two phenomenal rides in the Alps and the Pyrenees.
Samuel Petrequin, ajc, 24 July 2022 A year later, Vingegaard stood on top of the podium after building his triumph with two phenomenal rides in the Alps and the Pyrenees.
Samuel Petrequin, Anchorage Daily News, 24 July 2022 The phenomenal equine athlete is slated to compete in Del Mar’s $1 million Pacific Classic on Sept. 3.
Diane Bellcolumnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 July 2022 At the top of your climb, enjoy a tranquil pond and phenomenal views of the downtown skyline.
Matt Pawlik, Los Angeles Times, 21 July 2022 See More
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