Antonyms of adj physical

6 of 7 senses of physical

Sense 1
physical (vs. mental) -- (involving the body as distinguished from the mind or spirit; "physical exercise"; "physical suffering"; "was sloppy about everything but her physical appearance")

mental (vs. physical) -- (involving the mind or an intellectual process; "mental images of happy times"; "mental calculations"; "in a terrible mental state"; "mental suffering"; "free from mental defects")
        => intellectual, rational, noetic -- (of or associated with or requiring the use of the mind; "intellectual problems"; "the triumph of the rational over the animal side of man")
        => moral -- (psychological rather than physical or tangible in effect; "a moral victory"; "moral support")
        => psychic, psychical -- (affecting or influenced by the human mind; "psychic energy"; "psychic trauma")
        => psychogenic -- (mental or emotional rather than physiological in origin; "a psychogenic disorder")
        => psychological -- (mental or emotional as opposed to physical in nature; "give psychological support"; "psychological warfare")

Sense 3
physical -- (having substance or material existence; perceptible to the senses; "a physical manifestation"; "surrounded by tangible objects")

INDIRECT (VIA material) -> immaterial, nonmaterial -- (not consisting of matter; "immaterial apparitions"; "ghosts and other immaterial entities")

Sense 4
physical -- (according with material things or natural laws (other than those peculiar to living matter); "a reflex response to physical stimuli")

INDIRECT (VIA natural) -> supernatural -- (not existing in nature or subject to explanation according to natural laws; not physical or material; "supernatural forces and occurrences and beings")

Sense 5
physical -- (characterized by energetic bodily activity; "a very physical dance performance")

INDIRECT (VIA energetic) -> lethargic, unenrgetic -- (deficient in alertness or activity; "bullfrogs became lethargic with the first cold nights")

Sense 6
forcible, physical, strong-arm -- (impelled by physical force especially against resistance; "forcible entry"; "a real cop would get physical"; "strong-arm tactics")

INDIRECT (VIA forceful) -> forceless, unforceful -- (lacking force; feeble; "a forceless argument")

Sense 7
physical -- (concerned with material things; "physical properties"; "the physical characteristics of the earth"; "the physical size of a computer")

INDIRECT (VIA material) -> immaterial, nonmaterial -- (not consisting of matter; "immaterial apparitions"; "ghosts and other immaterial entities")

Similarity of adj physical

7 senses of physical

Sense 1
physical (vs. mental) -- (involving the body as distinguished from the mind or spirit; "physical exercise"; "physical suffering"; "was sloppy about everything but her physical appearance")
       => animal (prenominal), carnal, fleshly, sensual -- (marked by the appetites and passions of the body; "animal instincts"; "carnal knowledge"; "fleshly desire"; "a sensual delight in eating"; "music is the only sensual pleasure without vice")
       => bodily, corporal, corporeal, somatic -- (affecting or characteristic of the body as opposed to the mind or spirit; "bodily needs"; "a corporal defect"; "corporeal suffering"; "a somatic symptom or somatic illness")
       => material -- (concerned with or affecting physical as distinct from intellectual or psychological well-being; "material needs"; "the moral and material welfare of all good citizens"- T.Roosevelt)
       => personal -- (intimately concerning a person's body or physical being; "personal hygiene")
       => physiologic, physiological -- (of or consistent with an organism's normal functioning; "physiologic functions"; "physiological processes")
       => somatogenic, somatogenetic -- (of or arising from physiological causes rather than being psychogenic in origin; "somatogenic theories of schizophrenia")

Sense 2
physical -- (relating to the sciences dealing with matter and energy; especially physics; "physical sciences"; "physical laws")

Sense 3
physical -- (having substance or material existence; perceptible to the senses; "a physical manifestation"; "surrounded by tangible objects")
       => material (vs. immaterial) -- (derived from or composed of matter; "the material universe")

Sense 4
physical -- (according with material things or natural laws (other than those peculiar to living matter); "a reflex response to physical stimuli")
       => natural (vs. supernatural) -- (existing in or in conformity with nature or the observable world; neither supernatural nor magical; "a perfectly natural explanation")

Sense 5
physical -- (characterized by energetic bodily activity; "a very physical dance performance")
       => energetic (vs. lethargic) -- (possessing or exerting or displaying energy; "an energetic fund raiser for the college"; "an energetic group of hikers"; "it caused an energetic chemical reaction")

Sense 6
forcible, physical, strong-arm -- (impelled by physical force especially against resistance; "forcible entry"; "a real cop would get physical"; "strong-arm tactics")
       => forceful (vs. forceless) -- (characterized by or full of force or strength (often but not necessarily physical); "a forceful speaker"; "a forceful personality"; "forceful measures"; "a forceful plan for peace")

Sense 7
physical -- (concerned with material things; "physical properties"; "the physical characteristics of the earth"; "the physical size of a computer")
       => material (vs. immaterial) -- (derived from or composed of matter; "the material universe")

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