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spiritual  

  
devotional, divine, ethereal, ghostly, holy, immaterial, incorporeal, nonmaterial, otherworldly, pure, religious, sacred  
  
Antonyms     
   concrete, corporeal, material, nonspiritual, palpable, physical, substantial, tangible  
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spiritual  

  ( spirituals    plural  )
1       adj   Spiritual means relating to people's thoughts and beliefs, rather than to their bodies and physical surroundings.,   (Antonym: temporal)    She lived entirely by spiritual values, in a world of poetry and imagination.     
  spiritually      adv  
Our whole programme is spiritually oriented but not religious.     
  spirituality      n-uncount  
...the peaceful spirituality of Japanese culture.     
2       adj   Spiritual means relating to people's religious beliefs.   (=religious)     (Antonym: secular)    The spiritual leader of Ireland's 3.7 million Catholics...     
3       n-count   A spiritual is a religious song of the type originally sung by black slaves in America.  

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n.
1. [Rel.] expression used to describe metaphorically a period of ignorance and spiritual crisis that precedes the communion with Divinity ; 2. in a larger meaning, it is used when refering to having a hard time, going through a phase of pessimism, sadness, failure etc.

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