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  • Def: Ethereal 1. light, airy, or tenuous; 2. extremely delicate or refined; 3. heavenly or celestial; 4. of or pertaining to the upper regions of space;

  • Origin: 1505–15; < L aethere(us) (< Gk aithérios), equiv. to aether- ether + -eus adj. suffix + -al1;

  • Synonyms: aerial, airy, celestial, dainty, divine, empyreal, empyrean, exquisite, fairy, filmy, fine, gaseous, ghostly, gossamer, heavenly, impalpable, insubstantial, intangible, light, rarefied, refined, spiritual, sublime, subtle, supernal, tenuous, unearthly, unsubstantial, unworldly, vaporous, vapory. Unabridged