Antonyms of adj ethereal

3 of 4 senses of ethereal

Sense 1
aeriform, aerial, airy, aery, ethereal -- (characterized by lightness and insubstantiality; as impalpable or intangible as air; "figures light and aeriform come unlooked for and melt away"- Thomas Carlyle; "aerial fancies"; "an airy apparition"; "physical rather than ethereal forms")

INDIRECT (VIA insubstantial) -> substantial, real, material -- (having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary; "the substantial world"; "a mere dream, neither substantial nor practical"; "most ponderous and substantial things"- Shakespeare)

Sense 3
celestial, ethereal, supernal -- (of heaven or the spirit; "celestial peace"; "ethereal melodies"; "the supernal happiness of a quiet death")

INDIRECT (VIA heavenly) -> earthly -- (of or belonging to or characteristic of this earth as distinguished from heaven; "earthly beings"; "believed that our earthly life is all that matters"; "earthly love"; "our earthly home")

Sense 4
ethereal, gossamer -- (characterized by unusual lightness and delicacy; "this smallest and most ethereal of birds"; "gossamer shading through his playing")

INDIRECT (VIA delicate) -> rugged -- (sturdy and strong in constitution or construction; enduring; "with a house full of boys you have to have rugged furniture")

Similarity of adj ethereal

4 senses of ethereal

Sense 1
aeriform, aerial, airy, aery, ethereal -- (characterized by lightness and insubstantiality; as impalpable or intangible as air; "figures light and aeriform come unlooked for and melt away"- Thomas Carlyle; "aerial fancies"; "an airy apparition"; "physical rather than ethereal forms")
       => insubstantial (vs. substantial), unsubstantial, unreal -- (lacking material form or substance; unreal; "as insubstantial as a dream"; "an insubstantial mirage on the horizon")

Sense 2
ethereal -- (of or containing or dissolved in ether; "ethereal solution")

Sense 3
celestial, ethereal, supernal -- (of heaven or the spirit; "celestial peace"; "ethereal melodies"; "the supernal happiness of a quiet death")
       => heavenly (vs. earthly) -- (of or belonging to heaven or god)

Sense 4
ethereal, gossamer -- (characterized by unusual lightness and delicacy; "this smallest and most ethereal of birds"; "gossamer shading through his playing")
       => delicate (vs. rugged) -- (exquisitely fine and subtle and pleasing; susceptible to injury; "a delicate violin passage"; "delicate china"; "a delicate flavor"; "the delicate wing of a butterfly")

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