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synonyms for existential

  • experiential
  • empirical
  • factual
  • observational
  • observed
  • pragmatic
  • subjective
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antonyms for existential

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  • unobserved
  • conjectural
  • hypothetical
  • speculative
  • theoretical
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Of course, considering how high the existential stakes seem to be in this election, it’s not out of the question that Biden might be the one who disputes the result.
WHAT IF TRUMP LOSES AND WON’T LEAVE?GEOFFREY SKELLEY (GEOFFREY.SKELLEY@ABC.COM)SEPTEMBER 14, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Continued uncertainty about safety has become an existential threat for individual airlines, and is expected to upend the airline industry as we know it.
AMERICAN AIRLINES TOUTS A NEW TOOL TO COMBAT COVID. BUT DOES IT REALLY MAKE FLYING SAFER?DZANEMORRISAUGUST 24, 2020FORTUNE
Failure to extend the search deal with Google could have been a potentially existential blow to Mozilla, which has laid off 320 employees since the beginning of the year.
STRANGE BEDFELLOWS GOOGLE AND FIREFOX RENEW THEIR ‘DEFAULT SEARCH’ PARTNERSHIPGREG STERLINGAUGUST 17, 2020SEARCH ENGINE LAND
We thought it may go away with the existential crises civilization is facing, but it is definitely a story of City Hall management failure and massive waste of taxpayer funds.
POLITICS REPORT: MARA ELLIOTT, PLUMBERSCOTT LEWIS AND ANDREW KEATTSAUGUST 1, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Under the right conditions, universal human traits like in-group favoritism, existential anxiety and a desire for stability and control combine into a toxic, system-justifying identity politics.
CORONAVIRUS RESPONSES HIGHLIGHT HOW HUMANS ARE HARDWIRED TO DISMISS FACTS THAT DON’T FIT THEIR WORLDVIEWLGBTQ-EDITORJULY 2, 2020NO STRAIGHT NEWS
The nuclear-arms race in my time was the sort of climate-change kind of existential threat of the day.
SPEAK SOFTLY AND CARRY BIG DATA (EP. 395)STEPHEN J. DUBNEROCTOBER 31, 2019FREAKONOMICS
It is therefore necessary to differentiate between the Substance of Christianity and its Existential-form.
AN INTERPRETATION OF RUDOLF EUCKEN'S PHILOSOPHYW. TUDOR JONES
This distinction of indication as existential and implication as conceptual or essential, I owe to Mr. Alfred Sidgwick.
ESSAYS IN EXPERIMENTAL LOGICJOHN DEWEY
Meinong insists upon an existential judgment, a judgment that the object valued is real, as essential to value.
SOCIAL VALUEB. M. ANDERSON
They are questions of the existential setting of certain logical distinctions and relations.
ESSAYS IN EXPERIMENTAL LOGICJOHN DEWEY
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WORDS RELATED TO EXISTENTIAL

  • existential
  • metaphysical
  • philosophical
  • supernatural
  • transcendental
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