spiritual

[ spir-i-choo-uh l ]
/ ˈspɪr ɪ tʃu əl /

adjective

noun

Origin of spiritual

1275–1325; Middle English < Medieval Latin spīrituālis, equivalent to Latin spīritu- (stem of spīritus spirit) + -ālis -al1

Related forms

Can be confused

spirited spiritual spiritualistic
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British Dictionary definitions for spiritual

spiritual

/ (ˈspɪrɪtjʊəl) /

adjective

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

noun

Derived Forms

spiritually, adverbspiritualness, noun
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