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Synonyms for physical
ˈfɪz ɪ kəlphys·i·cal

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  1. physicalnoun

    check-up, checkup


  2. physicaladjective

    Physical examination.

    How long has it been since your last physical?

    check-up, checkup


  3. physicaladjective

    It's not so much a physical place as a state of mind.


  4. physicaladjective

    This team plays a very physical game, so watch out.


  5. physicaladjective

    This substance has a number of interesting physical properties.


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. physical

    Whatever is composed of or pertains to matter may be termed material; physical (Greek physis, nature) applies to material things considered as parts of a system or organic whole; hence, we speak of material substances, physical forces, physical laws. Bodily, corporal, and corporeal apply primarily to the human body; bodily and corporal both denote pertaining or relating to the body; corporeal signifies of the nature of or like the body; corporal is now almost wholly restricted to signify applied to or inflicted upon the body; we speak of bodily sufferings, bodily presence, corporal punishment, the corporeal frame.

    bodily, corporal, corporeal, material, natural, sensible, tangible, visible

    hyperphysical, immaterial, intangible, intellectual, invisible, mental, moral, spiritual, unreal, unsubstantial

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. physical

    natural, material, visible, tangible, substantial, corporeal

    mental, moral, intellectual, spiritual, immaterial, invisible, intangible, unsubstantial, supernatural, hyperphysical

Princeton's WordNet

  1. physicaladjective

    involving the body as distinguished from the mind or spirit

    "physical exercise"; "physical suffering"; "was sloppy about everything but her physical appearance"

    strong-arm, forcible

    nonmaterial, supernatural, psychical, mental, intellectual, immaterial, rational, forceless, noetic, unforceful, psychic, moral, unenrgetic, psychogenic, psychological, lethargic

  2. physicaladjective

    relating to the sciences dealing with matter and energy; especially physics

    "physical sciences"; "physical laws"

    strong-arm, forcible

    rational, psychogenic, moral, psychological, intellectual, nonmaterial, forceless, psychic, unforceful, immaterial, lethargic, psychical, mental, supernatural, unenrgetic, noetic

  3. physicaladjective

    having substance or material existence; perceptible to the senses

    "a physical manifestation"; "surrounded by tangible objects"

    strong-arm, forcible

    forceless, lethargic, supernatural, psychical, psychogenic, unenrgetic, psychological, nonmaterial, rational, immaterial, noetic, unforceful, intellectual, mental, psychic, moral

  4. physicaladjective

    according with material things or natural laws (other than those peculiar to living matter)

    "a reflex response to physical stimuli"

    strong-arm, forcible

    moral, nonmaterial, psychological, supernatural, psychical, unenrgetic, rational, lethargic, psychogenic, psychic, intellectual, mental, immaterial, forceless, unforceful, noetic

  5. physicaladjective

    characterized by energetic bodily activity

    "a very physical dance performance"

    strong-arm, forcible

    nonmaterial, immaterial, rational, unenrgetic, intellectual, psychological, lethargic, noetic, supernatural, mental, psychical, unforceful, forceless, psychogenic, moral, psychic

  6. forcible, physical, strong-armadjective

    impelled by physical force especially against resistance

    "forcible entry"; "a real cop would get physical"; "strong-arm tactics"

    strong-arm, forcible

    nonmaterial, unenrgetic, psychogenic, forceless, moral, immaterial, noetic, unforceful, psychological, rational, lethargic, psychic, supernatural, intellectual, mental, psychical

  7. physicaladjective

    concerned with material things

    "physical properties"; "the physical characteristics of the earth"; "the physical size of a computer"

    strong-arm, forcible

    psychical, rational, unenrgetic, moral, mental, lethargic, noetic, intellectual, forceless, supernatural, psychological, psychic, nonmaterial, immaterial, unforceful, psychogenic

Editors Contribution

  1. fitness

    Submitted by schierman on April 5, 2022  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. physicaladjective

    material, corporeal, bodily, natural, sensible

  2. physicaladjective

    medicinal, cathartic, purgative

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. physicaladjective

    material, bodily

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How to use physical in a sentence?

  1. Bruce Lee:

    The consciousness of "self" is the greatest hindrance to the proper execution of all physical action

  2. Warren Truss:

    I understand that the photographs that are available are of such detail that it may be possible to make an identification without further physical examination.

  3. Charles Schack:

    I would have thought that you would have him evaluated by a DRE to see whether or not there are some physical clues beyond the operation that would point to impairment.

  4. Executive Philippe Dauman:

    Sumner Redstone is fully in charge of Sumner Redstone own healthcare decisions, contrary to what some people have suggested, no one other than Sumner Redstone is making healthcare decisions for Sumner Redstone as it relates to Sumner Redstone physical condition.

  5. Marti Taylor:

    This is as much about the physical facilities and the people involved in treatment as well as technology, our foundation is going to be based on a community approach. It's high tech but also high touch.

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