corporeality


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cor·po·re·al

 (kôr-pôr′ē-əl)
adj.
1.
a. Of, relating to, or characteristic of the body. See Synonyms at bodily.
b. Existing or manifesting in bodily form.
2. Of a material nature; tangible: corporeal property.

[From Latin corporeus, from corpus, corpor-, body; see kwrep- in Indo-European roots.]

cor·po′re·al′i·ty (-ăl′ĭ-tē), cor·po′re·al·ness n.
cor·po′re·al·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.corporeality - the quality of being physical; consisting of matter
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
concreteness - the quality of being concrete (not abstract)
palpability, tangibility, tangibleness - the quality of being perceivable by touch
substantiality, substantialness, solidness - the quality of being substantial or having substance
reality - the quality possessed by something that is real
incorporeality, immateriality - the quality of not being physical; not consisting of matter
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