existential existential  /ˌɛk sɪ ˈstɛn tʃəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) derived from experience or the experience of existence
  2. (adj) of or as conceived by existentialism
  3. (adj) relating to or dealing with existence (especially with human existence)

Usage(s):

  • The existential moment that Neil Armstrong would have savored when he stepped on the moon will not be able to be replicated ever .

News

  • Aaron Carter Was Beaten By New Kids On The Block Fans In Boston Because Life Is Amazing

    Despite the fact that life can seemingly be an existential sprawl of pain, failure, betrayal, doubt, and misery, with only an inevitable, inescapable, and unpredictable death at its end, sometimes life still has its little bonuses. Music, for instance, or rainbows, or the concept of love and peace. Or, as in the case of this [...]
    on June 25, 2013     Source: BeatCrave

Quotes

  1. "We cannot underscore the seriousness of the existential threat posed to the state of Pakistan by continuing advances, now within hours of Islamabad, that are being made by a loosely confederated group of terrorists and others who are seeking the...
    on Apr 23, 2009 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: TIME

  2. "Iran is an existential threat to peace," Mr. Bush told Israel's beleaguered prime minister, Ehud Olmert, at the outset of talks in the Oval Office. "It's very important for the world to take the Iranian threat quite seriously, which the...
    on Jun 4, 2008 By: President Bush Source: Wall Street Journal

  3. Merkel said it herself when she went on to warn: "This challenge is existential and we have to rise to it. The euro is in danger : If the euro fails, then Europe fails."
    on May 20, 2010 By: Angela Merkel Source: This is London

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