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ethereal

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of ethereal

  1. 1 not composed of matter that ethereal attribute that every performer should have—charisma Synonyms bodiless, immaterial, formless, incorporeal, insubstantial, nonmaterial, nonphysical, spiritual, unbodied, unsubstantialRelated Words metaphysical, psychic (also psychical), supernatural; impalpable, insensible, intangible, invisible; airy, diaphanous, gaseous, gossamery, tenuous, thin, vaporous, wispishNear Antonyms animal, carnal, fleshly; detectable, discernible (also discernable), noticeable, observable, palpable, sensible, tangible, visible; bulky, heavy, massive, solidAntonyms bodily, corporeal, material, physical, substantial

  2. 2 resembling air in lightness the bakery's scrumptious pastries have a wonderfully ethereal consistency Synonyms airy, fluffy, gossamer, gossamery, lightRelated Words cobwebby, dainty, delicate, diaphanous, downy, feathery, flimsy, gauzelike, gauzy, insubstantial, tender, wispy; buoyant, lighter-than-air, lightweight, rarefied, unsubstantial, vaporous, weightless; cumulous, pillowyNear Antonyms firm, solid, substantial; bulky, burdensome, cumbersome, hefty, hulking, lumpish, ponderous, unwieldy, weightyAntonyms heavy, leaden

  3. 3 of, relating to, or suggesting heaven a land of ethereal beauty and tranquillity Synonyms elysian, empyreal, empyrean, celestial, heavenly, supernalRelated Words supernatural, transcendent, transcendental, unearthly, unworldly; angelic (or angelical), beatific, blissful; Olympian, paradisiacal (or paradisiac), utopian; cosmic (also cosmical), galactic, stellarNear Antonyms earthly, mundane, terrestrial, worldly; anti-utopian, dystopianAntonyms chthonic (also chthonian), hellish, infernal, plutonian, sulfurous, Tartarean

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