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Definition of 'spiritual'


  1. a kind of religious song originated by Blacks in the southern United States
       Synonyms: Negro spiritual


  1. concerned with sacred matters or religion or the church; "religious texts"; "a member of a religious order"; "lords temporal and spiritual"; "spiritual leaders"; "spiritual songs"
       Synonyms: religious
  2. concerned with or affecting the spirit or soul; "a spiritual approach to life"; "spiritual fulfillment"; "spiritual values"; "unearthly love"
       Synonyms: unearthly
  3. lacking material body or form or substance; "spiritual beings"; "the vital transcendental soul belonging to the spiritual realm"-Lewis Mumford
  4. resembling or characteristic of a phantom; "a ghostly face at the window"; "a phantasmal presence in the room"; "spectral emanations"; "spiritual tappings at a seance"
       Synonyms: apparitional ghostlike ghostly phantasmal spectral

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