Existential means relating to or dealing with existence. Existential threats refers to the dangers and threats that come with being alive.

  • The existential threat to the planet is the increasing amount of pollution.

  • The existential threat to humanity is the threat of extinction.

Definition of existential


derived from experience or the experience of existence




of or as conceived by existentialism


relating to or dealing with existence (especially with human existence)

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Example Sentences for existential

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    That is not existential or nihilist in the least.

  • 2

    The problem of existential import.

  • 3

    This is the Existential Negation Campaign.

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    The breadth of this article is on existential risks.

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    The existential fallacy is a syllogistic fallacy.

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    As such, it lies at the nexus between the sublime and the existential.

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    In the sense of explaining alternations of existential and universal, that is.

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    Frankl was one of the key figures in existential therapy.

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    At the steelworks he read existential literature in the crane cabin.

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    It publishes the Journal of the Society for Existential Analysis twice a year.