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spir·it·ual

spiritual

 
 
pronunciation:
spi rih chu l
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of, pertaining to, or made up of spirit, rather than the physical body or world.
The monks are more concerned with the health of their spiritual selves than their physical bodies.
synonyms:
immaterial, incorporeal, metaphysical
antonyms:
animal, carnal, material, mundane, physical, sensual, temporal
similar words:
bodiless, ethereal, extramundane, holy, insubstantial, psychic, spectral
definition 2: of or pertaining to the soul or matters of the spirit.
For some, spending time with nature has spiritual benefits.He had never questioned his spiritual beliefs until he witnessed death for the first time.
synonyms:
psychic
antonyms:
physical
similar words:
essential, interior, soulful
definition 3: of or pertaining to the supernatural or spirits.
The widow hoped to call her husband back from the spiritual world.
synonyms:
otherworldly, supernatural, unearthly
antonyms:
earthly
similar words:
mystic, occult, psychic, spectral, unreal
definition 4: of or pertaining to a church or religious affairs; ecclesiastical.
The priest counseled them on spiritual matters.
synonyms:
churchly, clerical, ecclesiastic, ecclesiastical
antonyms:
secular, temporal
similar words:
episcopal, godly, liturgical, ministerial, pastoral, pious, religious, sacerdotal, sacred
definition 5: having a belief in the existence of the human soul or in a higher being of some kind.
His wife had had a deep faith in God, but he was never a spiritual man.
similar words:
religious
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the realm of the spirit or matters not concerned with the physical body or world.
definition 2: a religious song of a kind originating among black people in the southern United States.
derivations: spiritually (adv.), spiritualness (n.)
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