What is the opposite of material?

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Noun
Opposite of the matter from which a thing is or can be made
“When we say, the world was made of nothing, we mean that there was no matter existent for God to work upon.”
Noun
(chemistry) Opposite of a substance in the fundamental state of matter that retains its size and shape without the need of a container
“The process of sublimation is when a solid turns into a gas.”
Noun
Opposite of information, typically having military, political or commercial value
Noun
Opposite of knowledge about a given topic
“The witness refuses to cooperate and what transpired remains a mystery.”
Noun
Opposite of cloth produced by weaving or knitting textile fibres
Noun
Opposite of the principal aspect or dimension of something
Noun
Opposite of a network of fine threads constructed by a spider from fluid secreted by its spinnerets, used to catch its prey
Noun
Opposite of element
Noun
Opposite of generic appellation for objects
“They are nonentities that do not exist in any form whatsoever.”
Adjective
Opposite of denoting or consisting of physical objects rather than the mind or spirit
“According to vitalists, life, which in the material world is manifested as a physical process, emerges as a result of an immaterial impulse.”
Adjective
Opposite of meaningful or having significance
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“Aren't we all too much into trivial matters and petty thinking, driven by insatiable greed?”
Adjective
Opposite of highly relevant to the matter at hand
“Her personal feelings about doctors should be completely irrelevant to her decision.”
Adjective
Opposite of concerned with money or possessions rather than the needs of the mind or spirit
“She was an appreciative consumer of my cooking, low maintenance, and a nonmaterial girl with a sense of humor.”
Adjective
Opposite of marked by suitability or aptness
“His overall demeanor is inappropriate for someone who might one day lead this great nation of ours.”
Adjective
Opposite of relating to things that can be perceived by the senses, as opposed to abstractions
Adjective
Opposite of serving as conclusive evidence of something
Adjective
Opposite of judicial, legal
Adjective
Opposite of of a serious or important nature or consequence
“Listening to his intonation as he discusses his films, it's hard to tell if he's being facetious or if he's dead serious about what he's saying.”
Adjective
Opposite of possible to be treated as fact
“During our second drink, I sketch imaginary facts about an imaginary life.”
Adjective
(of a quality or condition) Opposite of significant in degree of importance or urgency
“To say that entertainment is of lesser importance as an art form fails to give credence to its subversive and humbling characteristics.”
Adjective
Opposite of essential, innate or inherent to something
Adjective
(of human or material resources) Opposite of that which is essential, especially in a conflict
“Many state operations in such straits sold off nonessential goods and equipment at low prices in order to obtain working capital.”
Adjective
Opposite of of, or involved in the affairs of, the community, especially in government or entertainment
“Johnny is an obscure actor whose work tends towards arthouse and indie flicks.”
Adjective
Opposite of characterized by major progress
Adjective
Opposite of being overly concerned with material possessions and wealth
Adjective
Opposite of of or pertaining to an appurtenance
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