spi·​ri·​tu·​el ˌspir-i-chə-ˈwel How to pronounce spirituel (audio)
variants or spirituelle
: having or marked by a refined and especially sprightly or witty nature

Word History


spirituel from French, literally, spiritual; spirituelle from French, feminine of spirituel

First Known Use

1673, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of spirituel was in 1673

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Cite this Entry

“Spirituel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spirituel. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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