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1. immaterial

adjective. ['ˌɪməˈtɪriːəl'] without material form or substance.

Synonyms

  • materiality
  • incorporeal
  • disembodied
  • unembodied
  • discorporate
  • physicalness
  • corporality
  • corporeality
  • spiritual
  • bodiless

Antonyms

  • immateriality
  • incorporeality
  • bodied
  • unreality

Etymology

  • im- (English)
  • material (English)
  • material (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Immaterial

  • antibacterial
  • biomaterial
  • managerial
  • bacterial
  • venereal
  • imperial
  • arterial
  • ethereal
  • serial
  • cereal

Sentences with immaterial


1. Adjective
Whether or not they are in a direct line of command is immaterial.

Quotes about immaterial


1. The supposedly immaterial soul, we now know, can be bisected with a knife, altered by chemicals, started or stopped by electricity, and extinguished by a sharp blow or by insufficient oxygen.
- Steven Pinker, How the Mind Works

2. Learning is by nature curiosity... prying into everything, reluctant to leave anything, material or immaterial, unexplained.
- Philo of Alexandria

3. I like the immaterial world. I like to live among thoughts and images of the past and the possible, and even of the impossible, now and then.
- Thomas Love Peacock, Gryll Grange

2. immaterial

adjective. ['ˌɪməˈtɪriːəl'] not pertinent to the matter under consideration.

Synonyms

  • impertinent
  • irrelevant
  • extraneous

Antonyms

  • abstractness
  • impalpability
  • irrelevance
  • natural

Etymology

  • im- (English)
  • material (English)
  • material (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. immaterial

adjective. ['ˌɪməˈtɪriːəl'] not consisting of matter.

Synonyms

  • unreal
  • nonphysical
  • physicalness
  • nonmaterial
  • corporeality
  • corporality
  • insubstantial
  • intangible
  • unsubstantial

Antonyms

  • material
  • substantial
  • incorporeality
  • intangibility

Etymology

  • im- (English)
  • material (English)
  • material (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. immaterial

adjective. ['ˌɪməˈtɪriːəl'] (often followed by `to') lacking importance; not mattering one way or the other.

Synonyms

  • indifferent

Antonyms

  • incorporeal
  • insubstantiality

Etymology

  • im- (English)
  • material (English)
  • material (Middle English (1100-1500))
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