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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Definitions for spirituel

  1. Showing or having a refined and graceful mind or wit.
  2. Light and airy in movement; ethereal.

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Citations for spirituel
Some said, yes, and that the youth was really gifted and spirituel, with a vein of quiet, caustic humor, most amusing; others - and I half incline to this notion - pronounced him dull and uninteresting. Charles James Lever, The Bramleighs of Bishop's Folly
This woman had rather a bulky head, a long face, a snub-nose, high cheek-bones, a keen, bright eye, a large mouth, about which played a smile, at the same time spiritual, imperious, and contemptuous. Victor Cherbuliez, Samuel Brohl & Company
Origin of spirituel
1665-1675
Spirituel enters English from the French word for spiritual, but takes up a distinct yet related meaning to its English sibling.