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material

[ muh-teer-ee-uhl ]SEE DEFINITION OF material
  • adj.bodily, tangible
  • adj.important, relevant
  • nounmatter, fabric
  • nounwritten matter

Synonyms for material

  • actual
  • appreciable
  • earthly
  • perceptible
  • physical
  • substantial
  • animal
  • concrete
  • corporeal
  • objective
  • real
  • true
  • carnal
  • fleshly
  • incarnate
  • nonspiritual
  • palpable
  • phenomenal
  • sensible
  • sensual
  • worldly
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Antonyms for material

  • immaterial
  • imperceptible
  • mental
  • spiritual
  • dishonest
  • false
  • intangible
  • invalid
  • ethereal
  • incorporeal
  • irrelevant
  • unimportant
  • unsubstantial
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MATERIAL

But where the material and the moral exist together, what is to happen then?

The Ark of God would bear them safely when all material help failed.

There is a refuge for him, a defence, a safeguard which no material attack can break down.

To the material alone we are in the habit of ascribing power.

As to the spiritual there could be a question; as to the material there could be none.

God gives spiritual rewards, it is contended, not material ones.

To expect the material from Him is to make Him gross, and to become gross ourselves.

As a matter of fact, we dig a gulf between the material and the spiritual which does not exist.

She was studying her material; and it must be confessed that they startled her not a little.

Was it an instinct, she wondered—a reminder that there was in them material for manhood?

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., "real, ordinary; earthly, drawn from the material world;" a term in scholastic philosophy and theology, from Old French material, materiel (14c.) and directly from Late Latin materialis (adj.) "of or belonging to matter," from Latin materia "matter, stuff, wood, timber" (see matter). From late 14c. as "made of matter, having material existence; material, physical, substantial;" from late 15c. as "important, relevant."

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR MATERIAL

accouterment

nounoutfit
  • accessory
  • accoutrement
  • apparatus
  • dress
  • equipment
  • gear
  • material
  • paraphernalia
  • rig
  • tackle
  • trappings
  • turnout

applicable

adjectiveappropriate
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