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Definition of spiritual adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [usually before noun]
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  1. 1connected with the human spirit, rather than the body or physical things a spiritual experience spiritual development a lack of spiritual values in the modern world We're concerned about your spiritual welfare. opposite material
  2. 2connected with religion a spiritual leader compare temporal
  3. spiritually
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    adverb a spiritually uplifting book
  5. Idioms
    your spiritual home
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    the place where you are happiest, especially a country where you feel you belong more than in your own country because you share the ideas and attitudes of the people who live there When she moved to Italy, she knew she'd found her true spiritual home.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: spiritual