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1    animating principle, essence, intellect, life, mind, psyche, reason, spirit, vital force  
2    being, body, creature, individual, man, mortal, person, woman  
3    embodiment, epitome, essence, incarnation, personification, quintessence, type  
4    animation, ardour, courage, energy, feeling, fervour, force, inspiration, nobility, vitality, vivacity  

dreary, dull, humdrum, mind-numbing, monotonous, tedious, tiresome, treadmill, unvarying, wearisome  
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  ( souls    plural  )
1       n-count   Your soul is the part of you that consists of your mind, character, thoughts, and feelings. Many people believe that your soul continues existing after your body is dead.  
usu with supp  
She went to pray for the soul of her late husband..., `I will put my heart and soul into the job,' he promises.     
2       n-count   You can refer to someone as a particular kind of soul when you are describing their character or condition.  
adj N  
He's a jolly soul...     
3       n-sing   You use soul in negative statements like not a soul to mean nobody at all.  
with brd-neg  
I've never harmed a soul in my life..., There was not a soul there.     
4       n-uncount   Soul or soul music is a type of pop music performed mainly by black American musicians. It developed from gospel and blues music and often expresses deep emotions.  
...American soul singer Anita Baker.     
    to bare one's soul  
    body and soul  
    the life and soul of the party  

lost soul        ( lost souls    plural  ) If you call someone a lost soul, you mean that they seem unhappy, and unable to fit in with any particular group of people in society.      n-count  
They just clung to each other like two lost souls.     
Activities or situations that are soul-destroying make you depressed, because they are boring or because there is no hope of improvement.      adj  
  (Antonym: inspiring)   
Believing yourself to be in the wrong job can be soul-destroying.     
soul food     
Soul food is used to refer to the kind of food, for example corn bread, ham, and greens, that was popular with black Americans in the southern United States and is considered typical of them.  
  (mainly AM)      n-uncount  
soul mate        ( soul mates    plural  ) , soulmate   A soul mate is someone with whom you share a close friendship and deep personal understanding.      n-count  
Steve and I became soul mates, near-constant companions.     
soul music     
Soul music or soul is a type of pop music performed mainly by black American musicians. It developed from gospel and blues music and often expresses deep emotions.      n-uncount  
Soul-searching is a long and careful examination of your thoughts and feelings, especially when you are trying to make a difficult moral decision or thinking about something that has gone wrong.      n-uncount  
My year was really spent doing a lot of soul-searching and trying to find out what had gone wrong in my life.     

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soulful, soulless, sour, soil

dark night of the soul 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.


The expression's origin is the poem with the same title written by Saint John of the Cross, while he was emprisoned in the 16th century for his initiatives of reforming the Carmelite Order.

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