Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun nonmetal

1 sense of nonmetal

Sense 1
nonmetal -- (a chemical element lacking typical metallic properties)
       => chemical element, element -- (any of the more than 100 known substances (of which 92 occur naturally) that cannot be separated into simpler substances and that singly or in combination constitute all matter)

Antonyms of adj nonmetal

1 sense of nonmetal

Sense 1
nonmetallic (vs. metallic), nonmetal -- (not containing or resembling or characteristic of a metal; "nonmetallic elements")


Similarity of adj nonmetal

1 sense of nonmetal

Sense 1
nonmetallic (vs. metallic), nonmetal -- (not containing or resembling or characteristic of a metal; "nonmetallic elements")
       => metalloid -- (of or being a nonmetallic element that has some of the properties of metal; "arsenic is a metalloid element")

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