Synonyms for etherealɪˈθɪər i əl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. aeriform, aerial, airy, aery, ethereal(adj)

    characterized by lightness and insubstantiality; as impalpable or intangible as air

    Synonyms:
    celestial, supernal, aery, aeriform, windy, ethereal, airy, airlike, impractical, aerial, visionary, gossamer, aired

    Antonyms:
    substantial, material, earthly, real, rugged

  2. ethereal(adj)

    of or containing or dissolved in ether

    Synonyms:
    supernal, celestial, aerial, gossamer, aery, aeriform, airy

    Antonyms:
    real, material, substantial, rugged, earthly

  3. celestial, ethereal, supernal(adj)

    of heaven or the spirit

    Synonyms:
    heavenly, supernal, aery, aeriform, ethereal, airy, celestial, aerial, gossamer

    Antonyms:
    substantial, real, rugged, material, earthly

  4. ethereal, gossamer(adj)

    characterized by unusual lightness and delicacy

    Synonyms:
    vapourous, celestial, aery, cobwebby, diaphanous, sheer, see-through, aerial, vaporous, gossamer, airy, filmy, gauzy, gauze-like, aeriform, supernal, transparent, ethereal

    Antonyms:
    substantial, material, real, rugged, earthly

English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald

  1. ethereal

    Aerial and airy both signify of or belonging to the air, but airy also describes that which seems as if made of air; we speak of airy shapes, airy nothings, where we could not well say aerial; ethereal describes its object as belonging to the upper air, the pure ether, and so, often, heavenly. Sprightly, spiritlike, refers to light, free, cheerful activity of mind and body. That which is lively or animated may be agreeable or the reverse; as, an animated discussion; a lively company.

    Synonyms:
    aerial, airy, animated, fairylike, frolicsome, gay, joyous, light, lively, sprightly

    Antonyms:
    clumsy, dull, heavy, inert, ponderous, slow, sluggish, stony, wooden

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