Synonyms for ethereal

Synonyms for (adjective) ethereal

Synonyms: aerial, aeriform, aery, airy, ethereal

Definition: characterized by lightness and insubstantiality; as impalpable or intangible as air

Usage: figures light and aeriform come unlooked for and melt away- Thomas Carlyle; aerial fancies; an airy apparition; physical rather than ethereal forms

Similar words: insubstantial, unreal, unsubstantial

Definition: lacking material form or substance; unreal

Usage: as insubstantial as a dream; an insubstantial mirage on the horizon


Synonyms: ethereal, gossamer

Definition: characterized by unusual lightness and delicacy

Usage: this smallest and most ethereal of birds; gossamer shading through his playing

Similar words: delicate

Definition: exquisitely fine and subtle and pleasing; susceptible to injury

Usage: a delicate violin passage; delicate china; a delicate flavor; the delicate wing of a butterfly


Synonyms: supernal, celestial, ethereal

Definition: of heaven or the spirit

Usage: celestial peace; ethereal melodies; the supernal happiness of a quiet death

Similar words: heavenly

Definition: of or belonging to heaven or god