aeriform, aerial, airy, aery, ethereal(adj)
characterized by lightness and insubstantiality; as impalpable or intangible as air
"figures light and aeriform come unlooked for and melt away"- Thomas Carlyle; "aerial fancies"; "an airy apparition"; "physical rather than ethereal forms"
of or containing or dissolved in ether
celestial, ethereal, supernal(adj)
of heaven or the spirit
"celestial peace"; "ethereal melodies"; "the supernal happiness of a quiet death"
characterized by unusual lightness and delicacy
"this smallest and most ethereal of birds"; "gossamer shading through his playing"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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