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spiritualadjective

uk   us   /ˈspɪr.ɪ.tju.əl/
B2 relating to ​deepfeelings and ​beliefs, ​especiallyreligiousbeliefs: Traditional ​ways of ​lifefulfilled both ​economic and spiritual ​needs.

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spiritually
adverb uk   us   /-ə.li/

spiritualnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈspɪr.ɪ.tju.əl/ (also negro spiritual)
a ​type of ​religioussong, ​originallydeveloped by ​African Americans in the US
(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 ​religioussong, ​originallydeveloped by African-Americans

spiritualadjective

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

of or ​relating to the ​innercharacter 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 ​rareperson, 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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