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spiritual

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 not composed of matter
  • a staunch skeptic and realist, he scoffs at the very notion of ghosts and other spiritual entities

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2 of, relating to, or used in the practice or worship services of a religion
  • spiritual songs that have been sung by generations of worshippers

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spiritual

noun

Synonyms of spiritual (Entry 2 of 2)

a religious song
  • sang a spiritual at the funeral

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The first known use of spiritual was in the 14th century

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“Spiritual.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/spiritual. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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