Need another word that means the same as “metaphysical”? Find 12 synonyms and 30 related words for “metaphysical” in this overview.
The synonyms of “Metaphysical” are: abstract, theoretical, conceptual, notional, philosophical, speculative, intellectual, academic, transcendental, spiritual, supernatural, paranormal
Metaphysical as an Adjective
Definitions of "Metaphysical" as an adjective
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “metaphysical” as an adjective can have the following definitions:
- Highly abstract and overly theoretical.
- Pertaining to or of the nature of metaphysics.
- Of or characteristic of the metaphysical poets.
- Without material form or substance.
- Relating to metaphysics.
- Based on abstract reasoning.
- Transcending physical matter or the laws of nature.
Synonyms of "Metaphysical" as an adjective (12 Words)
|Dealing with a subject in the abstract without practical purpose or intention.
A large abstract painting.
|(of an institution or a course of study) placing a greater emphasis on reading and study than on technical or practical work.
Ben is not an academic child but he tries hard.
|Being or characterized by concepts or their formation.
The schizophrenic loses ability to abstract or do conceptual thinking.
|Involving intelligence rather than emotions or instinct.
Satire is an intellectual weapon.
|(in language teaching) denoting or relating to a syllabus that aims to develop communicative competence.
A notional figure of cost helps in determining production costs.
|Denoting events or phenomena such as telekinesis or clairvoyance that are beyond the scope of normal scientific understanding.
An investigator of the paranormal.
|Relating or devoted to the study of the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence.
|(of an investment) involving a high risk of loss.
|Resembling or characteristic of a phantom.
The vital transcendental soul belonging to the spiritual realm.
|Unnaturally or extraordinarily great.
Supernatural forces and occurrences and beings.
|Concerned primarily with theories or hypotheses rather than practical considerations.
The theoretical value of their work.
|(of a function) not capable of being produced by the algebraical operations of addition, multiplication, and involution, or the inverse operations.
The transcendental importance of each person s soul.
Usage Examples of "Metaphysical" as an adjective
- An empiricist rather than a metaphysical view of law.
- The essentially metaphysical question of the nature of mind.
- Good and Evil are inextricably linked in a metaphysical battle across space and time.
- Metaphysical reasoning.
- Metaphysical forces.
Associations of "Metaphysical" (30 Words)
|Of or relating to aerodynamics.
The plane has a more aerodynamic shape.
|The base frame of a car, carriage, or other wheeled vehicle.
|Any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline.
A change of DNA conformation induced by binding of RNA polymerase.
|Mark a map or diagram with contour lines.
It defines a major contour of this administration.
|Possessing or existing in bodily form.
|Bring or be brought into a certain formation.
Essays in book form.
|Creation by mental activity.
The formation of the Great Rift Valley.
|A framework that supports and protects a picture or a mirror.
An utterance may mean the opposite of what it says if used within a frame of teasing.
|A structure supporting or containing something.
Providing a factual framework for future research.
|An approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth.
The idea of the game is to capture all the pieces.
|An interlaced structure or pattern resembling a lattice.
Honeysuckle was growing up a lattice round the door.
|Having a pattern of fretwork or latticework.
A latticed screen.
|The philosophical study of being and knowing.
They would regard the question of the initial conditions for the universe as belonging to the realm of metaphysics or religion.
|An image that has been morphed.
The computer programmer morphed the image.
|Relating to the form or structure of things.
The geraniums have a number of unusual morphological adaptations.
|The branch of biology that deals with the form of living organisms, and with relationships between their structures.
Grammar is organized along two main dimensions morphology and syntax.
|Occurring in or having many forms or shapes or appearances.
A very complex multiform illness like cancer.
|Form a substance into pellets.
Pelleted forms of fertilizer.
|Relating to the occurrence of more than one kind of individual (independent of sexual differences) in an interbreeding population.
A polymorphous low grade tumour.
His protuberant eyes fluttered open.
The materials are there quadrated or formed into rectangular blocks.
|Express as a round number.
The picture shows the pieces the wrong way round.
|Give a particular shape or form to.
Houseplants come in all shapes and sizes.
|A solid generated by a half revolution of an ellipse about its major axis prolate spheroid or minor axis oblate spheroid.
It looked like a sphere but on closer examination I saw it was really a spheroid.
|Denoting a unit of measurement equal to the area of a square whose side is of the unit specified.
These lines must be square to the top and bottom marked edges.
|Concerned with systematic structure in a particular field of study.
The structural details of a house such as beams and joists and rafters not ornamental elements.
|A set of rules for or an analysis of the syntax of a language.
|A nucleic acid molecule that acts as a pattern for the sequence of assembly of a protein, nucleic acid, or other large molecule.
Secondary structure in the template strand is eliminated.
|Concerned with or involving the theory of a subject or area of study rather than its practical application.
The training is practical rather than theoretical.
|Determine the type to which a person or their blood or tissue belongs.
The dolphin is a conventional type of Christ.