spirituel

or spi·ri·tu·elle

[ spir-i-choo-el; French spee-ree-tyel ]
/ ˌspɪr ɪ tʃuˈɛl; French spi riˈtüɛl /
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adjective

showing or having a refined and graceful mind or wit.
light and airy in movement; ethereal.

Nearby words

  1. spiritualist,
  2. spirituality,
  3. spiritualize,
  4. spirituals,
  5. spiritualty,
  6. spirituous,
  7. spiritus asper,
  8. spiritus frumenti,
  9. spiritus lenis,
  10. spiritus vinosus

Origin of spirituel

1665–75; < French: literally, spiritual

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British Dictionary definitions for spirituel

spirituel

/ (ˌspɪrɪtjʊˈɛl) /

adjective

having a refined and lively mind or witAlso (feminine): spirituelle (ˌspɪrɪtjʊˈɛl)

Word Origin for spirituel

C17: from French

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