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being

be·ing

being

 
 
pronunciation:
bi Ing
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the state or fact of living or existing.
synonyms:
actuality, entity, existence, life
antonyms:
nonbeing
similar words:
animateness, fact, living, presence, reality, subsistence
definition 2: any living creature.
synonyms:
creature
similar words:
animal, beast, earthling, human, individual, life, man, mortal, person, soul, the living
definition 3: essential or fundamental character; whole self.
synonyms:
core, nature, soul, spirit
similar words:
essence, psyche, quiddity, substance
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