Synonyms for (adjective) physical

Synonyms: physical

Definition: having substance or material existence; perceptible to the senses

Usage: a physical manifestation; surrounded by tangible objects

Similar words: material

Definition: derived from or composed of matter

Usage: the material universe


Synonyms: physical

Definition: concerned with material things

Usage: physical properties; the physical characteristics of the earth; the physical size of a computer

Similar words: material

Definition: derived from or composed of matter

Usage: the material universe


Synonyms: strong-arm, physical, forcible

Definition: impelled by physical force especially against resistance

Usage: forcible entry; a real cop would get physical; strong-arm tactics

Similar words: forceful

Definition: characterized by or full of force or strength (often but not necessarily physical)

Usage: a forceful speaker; a forceful personality; forceful measures; a forceful plan for peace


Synonyms: physical

Definition: characterized by energetic bodily activity

Usage: a very physical dance performance

Similar words: energetic

Definition: possessing or exerting or displaying energy

Usage: an energetic fund raiser for the college; an energetic group of hikers; it caused an energetic chemical reaction


Synonyms: physical

Definition: according with material things or natural laws (other than those peculiar to living matter)

Usage: a reflex response to physical stimuli

Similar words: natural

Definition: existing in or in conformity with nature or the observable world; neither supernatural nor magical

Usage: a perfectly natural explanation


Synonyms: physical

Definition: involving the body as distinguished from the mind or spirit

Usage: physical exercise; physical suffering; was sloppy about everything but her physical appearance

Similar words: animal, carnal, sensual, fleshly

Definition: marked by the appetites and passions of the body

Usage: animal instincts; carnal knowledge; fleshly desire; a sensual delight in eating; music is the only sensual pleasure without vice


Similar words: somatic, bodily, corporal, corporeal

Definition: affecting or characteristic of the body as opposed to the mind or spirit

Usage: bodily needs; a corporal defect; corporeal suffering; a somatic symptom or somatic illness


Similar words: material

Definition: concerned with or affecting physical as distinct from intellectual or psychological well-being

Usage: material needs; the moral and material welfare of all good citizens- T.Roosevelt


Similar words: personal

Definition: intimately concerning a person's body or physical being

Usage: personal hygiene


Similar words: physiologic, physiological

Definition: of or consistent with an organism's normal functioning

Usage: physiologic functions; physiological processes


Similar words: somatogenetic, somatogenic

Definition: of or arising from physiological causes rather than being psychogenic in origin

Usage: somatogenic theories of schizophrenia