Definition of Spiritual

1. Noun. A kind of religious song originated by Blacks in the southern United States.

Exact synonyms: Negro Spiritual
Generic synonyms: Religious Song



2. Adjective. Concerned with sacred matters or religion or the church. "Spiritual songs"
Exact synonyms: Religious
Similar to: Sacred
Derivative terms: Religion, Religiosity, Religiousness

3. Adjective. Concerned with or affecting the spirit or soul. "Unearthly love"
Exact synonyms: Unearthly
Similar to: Unworldly
Derivative terms: Spirituality

4. Adjective. Lacking material body or form or substance. "The vital transcendental soul belonging to the spiritual realm"
Similar to: Immaterial, Incorporeal

5. Adjective. Resembling or characteristic of a phantom. "Spiritual tappings at a seance"

Definition of Spiritual

1. a. Consisting of spirit; not material; incorporeal; as, a spiritual substance or being.

2. n. A spiritual function, office, or affair. See Spirituality, 2.

Definition of Spiritual

1. Noun. (Christianity historical) A member of a branch of the Franciscan order who advocated simple dress and renounced the owning of property. ¹

2. Adjective. Of or pertaining to the spirit or the soul ¹

3. Adjective. Of or pertaining to the God or a Church; sacred ¹

4. Adjective. Of or pertaining to spirits; supernatural ¹

5. Noun. A Christian religious song, especially one in an African-American style, or a similar non-religious song. ¹

6. Noun. Any spiritual function, office, or affair. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Spiritual

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spiritual

spiritless
spiritlessly
spiritlessness
spiritlike
spiritoso
spiritous
spiritousness
spirits
spirits away
spirits of ammonia
spirits of hartshorn
spirits of salt
spirits of salts
spirits of wine
spirits of wines
spiritual
spiritual awakening
spiritual being
spiritual bouquet
spiritual desertion
spiritual healing
spiritual leader
spiritual naturalism
spiritual naturalist
spiritual rebirth
spiritual sequel
spiritual sequels
spiritual violence
spiritual world
spiritual worlds

Literary usage of Spiritual

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1. Publications (1848)
"The weapons of church officers, saith he, are such, which though they be spiritual, are ready to take vengeance on all disobedience; which hath reference, ..."

2. The Confessions of St. Augustine by Augustine, Thomas, Edward Bouverie Pusey, William Benham (1909)
"Nevertheless, devout conversation on spiritual things helpeth not a little to ... CHAPTER XI Of seeking peace of mind and of spiritual progress WE may enjoy ..."

3. The Confessions of St. Augustine by Augustine, Thomas, Edward Bouverie Pusey, William Benham (1909)
"Nevertheless, devout conversation on spiritual things helpeth not a little to ... CHAPTER XI Of seeking peace of mind and of spiritual progress WE may enjoy ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"The title given it by its author was 'Spiritual Exercises To Conquer Oneself and ... So far from being a merely conventional spiritual book, the 'Spiritual ..."

5. The Pilgrim's Progress, from this World to that which is to Come by John Bunyan (1806)
"Tender-conscience is enticed by Spiritual-pride—discovers his error, and soon regains his right ... he was met by a man whose name was Spiritual-pride; ..."

6. The Christian Remembrancer by William Scott (1845)
"One word on an important point of spiritual discipline to which religious minds of this day ... We refer to their practice of consulting spiritual guides. ..."

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