Antonyms for non-physical

Grammar : Adj
Spell : fiz-i-kuhl
Phonetic Transcription : ˈfɪz ɪ kəl

Definition of non-physical

Origin :
  • early 15c., "of or pertaining to material nature" (in medicine, opposed to surgical), from Medieval Latin physicalis "of nature, natural," from Latin physica "study of nature" (see physic). Meaning "pertaining to matter" is from 1590s; meaning "having to do with the body, corporeal" is attested from 1780. Meaning "characterized by bodily attributes or activities" is attested from 1970. Physical education first recorded 1838; abbreviated form phys ed is from 1955. Physical therapy is from 1922. Related: Physically.
  • As in metaphysical : adj not physical; without physical presence
  • As in spiritual : adj religious, otherworldly
  • As in nonphysical : adj immaterial
  • As in numinous : adj spiritual
  • As in unbodied : adj immaterial
  • As in uncorporal : adj immaterial
  • As in immaterial : adj not existing in physical form
Example sentences :
  • The mechanism of inheritance must either be physical or it must be non-physical; that is, immaterial.
  • Extract from : « Science and Morals and Other Essays » by Bertram Coghill Alan Windle
  • Do we not then have to supply a non-chemical, a non-physical force or factor to account for the living body?
  • Extract from : « The Breath of Life » by John Burroughs
  • For a moment he knew genuine fear—the non-physical fear which the impalpable can awake in the bravest mind.
  • Extract from : « The Kingdom Round the Corner » by Coningsby Dawson

Synonyms for non-physical

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