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Synonyms for ethereal
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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

    "figures light and aeriform come unlooked for and melt away"- Thomas Carlyle; "aerial fancies"; "an airy apparition"; "physical rather than ethereal forms"

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

    Antonyms:
    substantial, material, earthly, real, rugged

  2. ethereal(adj)

    of or containing or dissolved in ether

    "ethereal solution"

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

    Antonyms:
    real, material, substantial, rugged, earthly

  3. celestial, ethereal, supernal(adj)

    of heaven or the spirit

    "celestial peace"; "ethereal melodies"; "the supernal happiness of a quiet death"

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

    Antonyms:
    substantial, real, rugged, material, earthly

  4. ethereal, gossamer(adj)

    characterized by unusual lightness and delicacy

    "this smallest and most ethereal of birds"; "gossamer shading through his playing"

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

    Antonyms:
    substantial, material, real, rugged, earthly

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ethereal(a.)

    Synonyms:
    airy, aerial, empyreal, light, volatile

  2. ethereal(a.)

    Synonyms:
    celestial, heavenly

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How to use ethereal in a sentence?

  1. Erik Pevernagie:

    The whole wire system of the brain could be disconnected in a spark of a second by a sometimes unsignificant detail. An unexpected incident or an innocuous phone call may provoke an ethereal distress that might plunge one’s life into chaos and like a sudden twist of fate overturn everything, ransacking the assembled experiences of our history. (“Alors, tout a basculé”)

  2. Henri-Frédéric Amiel:

    Mozart has the classic purity of light and the blue ocean; Beethoven the romantic grandeur which belongs to the storms of air and sea, and while the soul of Mozart seems to dwell on the ethereal peaks of Olympus, that of Beethoven climbs shuddering the storm-beaten sides of a Sinai. Blessed be they both! Each represents a moment of the ideal life, each does us good. Our love is due to both.

  3. Czon:

    The ethereal beauty of the female semblance conceals that they really are dangerous like a great white shark in the most peaceful and deep water.


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