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1. terrestrial

adjective. ['tɝˈɛstriːəl'] of or relating to or inhabiting the land as opposed to the sea or air.

Synonyms

  • telluric
  • terrene

Antonyms

  • hermitic
  • unmercenary
  • eremitical

Etymology

  • terrestris (Latin)
  • terra (Latin)

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Rhymes with Terrestrial

  • anthiel
  • arboreal
  • ariel
  • asiel
  • aviall
  • bacterial
  • biaxial
  • bicentennial
  • biennial
  • binomial
  • biomaterial
  • bronchial
  • burial
  • centennial
  • cereal
  • ceremonial
  • coaxial
  • collegial
  • colloquial
  • colonial

Sentences with terrestrial


1. Adjective
Pineapple plants are terrestrial herbs that grow to a height of 2-1/2 to 5 feet.

Quotes about terrestrial


1. We are here because one odd group of fishes had a peculiar fin anatomy that could transform into legs for terrestrial creatures; because the earth never froze entirely during an ice age; because a small and tenuous species, arising in Africa a quarter of a million years ago, has managed, so far, to survive by hook and by crook. We may yearn for a ‘higher answer’– but none exists
- Stephen Jay Gould

2. terrestrial

adjective. ['tɝˈɛstriːəl'] of or relating to or characteristic of the planet Earth or its inhabitants.

Antonyms

  • national

Etymology

  • terrestris (Latin)
  • terra (Latin)

3. terrestrial

adjective. ['tɝˈɛstriːəl'] operating or living or growing on land.

Synonyms

  • overland

Antonyms

  • amphibious
  • extraordinary

Etymology

  • terrestris (Latin)
  • terra (Latin)

4. terrestrial

adjective. ['tɝˈɛstriːəl'] concerned with the world or worldly matters.

Synonyms

  • worldly
  • temporal
  • secular

Antonyms

  • pious
  • clergy
  • clergyman
  • immortal

Etymology

  • terrestris (Latin)
  • terra (Latin)

5. terrestrial

adjective. ['tɝˈɛstriːəl'] of this earth.

Synonyms

  • earthly
  • sublunary

Antonyms

  • sacred
  • naive
  • permanent

Etymology

  • terrestris (Latin)
  • terra (Latin)
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