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material

Synonyms of material in English:

noun

  • 1 the decomposition of organic material
  • 2 the materials for a new building
    constituent, raw material, element, component
  • 3 (materials) cleaning materials
  • 4 curtain material
  • 5 material for a magazine article
    information, data, facts, facts and figures, statistics, evidence, details, particulars, background, notes
    informal info, dope, lowdown
  • adjective

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  • 1 the material world
    [Antonyms] spiritual, abstract
  • 2 she was too fond of material comforts
    sensual, physical, carnal, corporal, fleshly, bodily, creature
    [Antonyms] intellectual, aesthetic
  • 3 information that could be material to the inquiry
    vital, essential, key
    [Antonyms] immaterial, irrelevant
  • 4 the storms caused material damage
    significant, major, important
    [Antonyms] insignificant
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