[ kawr-pawr-ee-uhl, -pohr- ]
/ kɔrˈpɔr i əl, -ˈpoʊr- /
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of the nature of the physical body; bodily.
material; tangible: corporeal property.
OPPOSITES FOR corporeal
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Origin of corporeal
First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English, from Latin corpore(us) “bodily” (corpor- (stem of corpus “body”) + -eus adjective suffix) + -al1
synonym study for corporeal
1. See physical.
OTHER WORDS FROM corporeal
cor·po·re·al·i·ty, cor·po·re·al·ness, nouncor·po·re·al·ly, adverbnon·cor·po·re·al, adjectivenon·cor·po·re·al·i·ty, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH corporealcorporal, corporeal
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How to use corporeal in a sentence
One participant later told of a conversation with God—who had appeared as golden streams of light—assuring them that everything that exists is perfect, even if their limited corporeal self couldn’t fully understand that.What happens when psychedelics make you see God|Sarah Scoles|November 9, 2020|Popular-Science
The latter becomes rigid and assumes a covering, thickness and corporeality so that it can be perceived by sight.
This form of corporeality makes the prime matter corporeal substance.
Four things must be removed from God: corporeality, affection, potentiality, resemblance to his creatures.
On the way he was accompanied by a hovering shadow, the corporeality of which he never for a moment doubted.Atlantis|Gerhart Hauptmann
On an extemporized couch of empty boxes and chairs was stretched the mortal corporeality of Major Wentworth Caswell.Strictly Business|O. Henry
British Dictionary definitions for corporeal
/ (kɔːˈpɔːrɪəl) /
of the nature of the physical body; not spiritual
of a material nature; physical
Derived forms of corporealcorporeality or corporealness, nouncorporeally, adverb
Word Origin for corporeal
C17: from Latin corporeus, from corpus body
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