|Origin:||physicalis, from Latin physica; PHYSICS|
related to someone's body rather than their mind or emotions [↪ mental, emotional]:
body not mind
She was in constant physical pain.
the physical and emotional needs of young adults
people with severe physical disabilities
Don't be put off by his physical appearance.
He was obsessed with physical fitness.
a physical relationship involves sex rather than just friendship:
My attraction to him was totally physical.
Their physical relationship had never been very good.
someone who is physical likes touching people a lot:
She's a very physical person.
involving touching someone in a rough or violent way:
Football can be a very physical game.
I was a bit worried that the argument might become physical.
relating to real objects that you can touch, see, or feel:
the physical world around us
the physical environment
They were kept in appalling physical conditions.
relating to or following natural laws:
a physical explanation for this phenomenon
a physical science is an area of scientific study that is related to physics:
science[only before noun]HP
—physicality noun [uncountable]➔ physically
the physicality of sport