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spiritualadjective

uk   /ˈspɪr.ɪ.tʃu.əl/ us   /ˈspɪr.ə.tʃu.əl/
spiritually
adverb uk   /ˈspɪr.ɪ.tʃu.ə.li/ us   /ˈspɪr.ə.tʃu.ə.li/

spiritualnoun [C]

uk   /ˈspɪr.ɪ.tʃu.əl/ us   /ˈspɪr.ə.tʃu.əl/ also negro spiritual
(Definition of spiritual from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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spiritualnoun [C]

us   /ˈspɪr·ɪ·tʃu·əl/
  • spiritual noun [C] (SONG)

a kind of religious song, originally developed by African-Americans

spiritualadjective

us   /ˈspɪr·ɪ·tʃu·əl/
  • spiritual adjective (OF THE SPIRIT)

of or relating to the inner character of a person: Religion focuses on the spiritual side of life. He’s the group’s spiritual leader.
spirituality
noun [U] us   /ˌspɪr·ɪ·tʃuˈæl·ɪ·t̬i/
Researchers are delving into the roots of human spirituality.
spiritually
adverb us   /ˈspɪr·ɪ·tʃu·ə·li/
He seemed to be a rare person, both spiritually and physically.
(Definition of spiritual from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “spiritual”
in Arabic روحي…
in Korean 의식적인…
in Portuguese espiritual…
in Catalan espiritual…
in Japanese 精神的な, 霊的な, 宗教的な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 精神的,心灵的, (尤指)宗教的…
in Turkish manevî, tinsel…
in Russian духовный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 精神的,心靈的, (尤指)宗教的…
in Italian spirituale…
in Polish duchowy…
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