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Definition of "spiritual" []

  • Of, relating to, consisting of, or having the nature of spirit; not tangible or material. See Synonyms at immaterial. (adjective)
  • Of, concerned with, or affecting the soul. (adjective)
  • Of, from, or relating to God; deific. (adjective)
  • Of or belonging to a church or religion; sacred. (adjective)
  • Relating to or having the nature of spirits or a spirit; supernatural. (adjective)
  • Relating to the spirit or soul and not to physical nature or matter; intangible (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of sacred things, the Church, religion, etc (adjective)
  • Standing in a relationship based on communication between the souls or minds of the persons involved (adjective)
  • Having a mind or emotions of a high and delicately refined quality (adjective)
  • The sphere of religious, spiritual, or ecclesiastical matters, or such matters in themselves (noun)

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Use "spiritual" in a sentence
  • "But, given that it does not seem to be true that terrible terminal illnesses more commonly fall upon those in bad spiritual health than upon those of good character, let alone that they fall only upon the former, this ˜spiritual chemotherapy™ view seems quite hopeless."
  • "Of such Peter says: “ye also, as lively stones, are built up _a spiritual house_, a holy priesthood, to offer up _spiritual sacrifices_ acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.”"
  • "_spiritual_ idea, we have the surest proof of a spiritual object; nor is this the less certain, though we perceive not the assimilant."