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Synonyms for ethereal
ɪˈθɪər i əlethe·r·e·al

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. aeriform, aerial, airy, aery, etherealadjective

    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. etherealadjective

    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, supernaladjective

    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, gossameradjective

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. etherealadjective

    Synonyms:
    airy, aerial, empyreal, light, volatile

  2. etherealadjective

    Synonyms:
    celestial, heavenly

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How to use ethereal in a sentence?

  1. Meghan Markle:

    That poem became this story, christian layered in beautiful and ethereal watercolor illustrations that capture the warmth, joy and comfort of the relationship between fathers and sons from all walks of life; this representation was particularly important to me, and Christian and I worked closely to depict this special bond through an inclusive lens.

  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. 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”)

  4. 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.

  5. Carrie Fisher:

    So when I started thinking about who I wanted to design my wedding dress, they were the first people who came to mind, i have always been a massive fan of their work and thought their elegant, ethereal, unique style was a perfect fit for my — kind of —elegant, ethereal, unique personality.


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