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definition of the word ethereal

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from Latin aetherius, from Ancient Greek αἰθέριος

ethereal (comparative more ethereal, superlative most ethereal)

Positive
ethereal

Comparative
more ethereal

Superlative
most ethereal

  1. Pertaining to the hypothetical upper, purer air, or to the higher regions beyond the earth or beyond the atmosphere; celestial; otherworldly; as, ethereal space; ethereal regions.
    • 1667: Milton, Paradise Lost, book VII
      Go, heavenly guest, ethereal messenger.
    • 1862: Thoreau, Walking.
      I trust that we shall be more imaginative, that our thoughts will be clearer, fresher, and more ethereal, as our sky,...
  2. Consisting of ether; hence, exceedingly light or airy; tenuous; spiritlike; characterized by extreme delicacy, as form, manner, thought, etc.
    • 1733: Pope, An Essay on Man
      Vast chain of being, which from God began, Natures ethereal, human, angel, man.
  3. Delicate, light and airy.


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