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spiritual

adjective uk   us   /ˈspɪr.ɪ.tju.əl/
B2 relating to deep feelings and beliefs, especially religious beliefs: Traditional ways of life fulfilled both economic and spiritual needs.
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spiritually
adverb uk   us   /-ə.li/

spiritual

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈspɪr.ɪ.tju.əl/ (also negro spiritual)
a type of religious song, originally developed by African Americans in the US
Translations of “spiritual”
in Korean 의식적인…
in Arabic روحي…
in Portuguese espiritual…
in Catalan espiritual…
in Japanese 精神的な, 霊的な, 宗教的な…
in Italian spirituale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 精神的,心靈的, (尤指)宗教的…
in Russian духовный…
in Turkish manevî, tinsel…
in Chinese (Simplified) 精神的,心灵的, (尤指)宗教的…
in Polish duchowy…
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