[ spir-i-choo-uh l ]
/ ˈspɪr ɪ tʃu əl /
of, relating to, or consisting of spirit; incorporeal.
of or relating to the spirit or soul, as distinguished from the physical nature: a spiritual approach to life.
closely akin in interests, attitude, outlook, etc.: the professor's spiritual heir in linguistics.
characterized by or suggesting predominance of the spirit; ethereal or delicately refined: She is more of a spiritual type than her rowdy brother.
of or relating to the spirit as the seat of the moral or religious nature.
of or relating to sacred things or matters; religious; devotional; sacred.
of or belonging to the church; ecclesiastical: lords spiritual and temporal.
of or relating to the mind or intellect.
a spiritual or religious song: authentic folk spirituals.
spirituals, affairs of the church.
a spiritual thing or matter.
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Origin of spiritual
spir·it·u·al·ly, adverbspir·it·u·al·ness, nounan·ti·spir·it·u·al, adjectivean·ti·spir·it·u·al·ly, adverb
non·spir·it·u·al, adjective, nounnon·spir·it·u·al·ly, adverbnon·spir·it·u·al·ness, nounpseu·do·spir·i·tu·al, adjectivepseu·do·spir·i·tu·al·ly, adverbqua·si-spir·it·u·al, adjectivequa·si-spir·it·u·al·ly, adverbsu·per·spir·it·u·al, adjectivesu·per·spir·it·u·al·ly, adverbun·spir·i·tu·al, adjectiveun·spir·i·tu·al·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for pseudo-spiritual
/ (ˈspɪrɪtjʊəl) /
relating to the spirit or soul and not to physical nature or matter; intangible
of, relating to, or characteristic of sacred things, the Church, religion, etc
standing in a relationship based on communication between the souls or minds of the persons involveda spiritual father
having a mind or emotions of a high and delicately refined quality
See Negro spiritual
(often plural) the sphere of religious, spiritual, or ecclesiastical matters, or such matters in themselves
the spiritual the realm of spirits
Derived Formsspiritually, adverbspiritualness, noun
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