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English definition of “Sufi”

Sufi

noun [C]     /ˈsuː.fi/
a member of an Islamic religious group that tries to become united with God by living a simple life and by praying and meditatingFollowers of religious groups Sufic     /-fɪk/ adjective (also Sufi) He's a member of a Sufic order.IslamReligions and religious groupsChristian denominations Sufism     /-fɪ.zəm/ noun [U] IslamReligions and religious groupsChristian denominations
(Definition of Sufi noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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