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Definition 1: having existence or being or actuality - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where existent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an attempt to refine the existent machinery to make it more efficient
  • much of the beluga caviar existing in the world is found in the Soviet Union and Iran

Synonyms for existent in the sense of this definition

(existent is similar to ...) in operation

"keep hope alive" "the tradition was still alive" "an active tradition"

(means also ...) still in existence; not extinct or destroyed or lost

"extant manuscripts" "specimens of graphic art found among extant barbaric folk"

(... are attributes of existent) the state or fact of existing

"a point of view gradually coming into being" "laws in existence for centuries" "he appeared on the face of the earth one day"

Definition 2: being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where existent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • real objects
  • real people; not ghosts
  • a film based on real life
  • a real illness
  • real humility
  • Life is real! Life is earnest!

Synonyms for existent in the sense of this definition

(existent is similar to ...) (of film, television, radio, or photography) depicting a real-life event using images or interviews with people involved in the event

(existent is similar to ...) having once lived or existed or taken place in the real world as distinct from being legendary

"the historical Jesus" "doubt that a historical Camelot every existed" "actual historical events"

(existent is similar to ...) taking place in reality; not pretended or imitated

"we saw the actual wedding on television" "filmed the actual beating"

(existent is similar to ...) existing in act or fact

"rocks and trees...the actual world" "actual heroism" "the actual things that produced the emotion you experienced"

(existent is similar to ...) emphasizing or expressing things as perceived without distortion of personal feelings or interpretation

"objective art"

(means also ...) aware or expressing awareness of things as they really are

"a realistic description" "a realistic view of the possibilities" "a realistic appraisal of our chances" "the actors tried to create a realistic portrayal of the Africans"

(means also ...) open and genuine; not deceitful

"he was a good man, decent and sincere" "felt sincere regret that they were leaving" "sincere friendship"

(means also ...) not fake or counterfeit

"a genuine Picasso" "genuine leather"

(means also ...) capable of being perceived by the senses; not abstract or imaginary

"concrete objects such as trees"

(... are attributes of existent) the state of being actual or real

"the reality of his situation slowly dawned on him"

Definition 3: presently existing in fact and not merely potential or possible - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where existent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the predicted temperature and the actual temperature were markedly different
  • actual and imagined conditions

Synonyms for existent in the sense of this definition

(existent is similar to ...) existing in fact; not theoretical; real

"a decline in the effective demand" "confused increased equipment and expenditure with the quantity of effective work done"

(... are attributes of existent) the state of actually existing objectively

"a hope that progressed from possibility to actuality"

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