of, pertaining to, or consisting of spirit; incorporeal.
of or pertaining to the spirit or soul, as distinguished from the physical nature: a spiritual approach to life.
closely akin in interests, attitude, outlook, etc.: the professor's spiritual heir in linguistics.
of or pertaining to spirits or to spiritualists; supernatural or spiritualistic.
characterized by or suggesting predominance of the spirit; ethereal or delicately refined: She is more of a spiritual type than her rowdy brother.
of or pertaining to the spirit as the seat of the moral or religious nature.
of or pertaining to sacred things or matters; religious; devotional; sacred.
of or belonging to the church; ecclesiastical: lords spiritual and temporal.
of or relating to the mind or intellect.
a spiritual or religious song: authentic folk spirituals.
spirituals, affairs of the church.
a spiritual thing or matter.

1275–1325; Middle English < Medieval Latin spīrituālis, equivalent to Latin spīritu- (stem of spīritus spirit) + -ālis -al1

spiritually, adverb
spiritualness, noun
antispiritual, adjective
antispiritually, adverb
nonspiritual, adjective, noun
nonspiritually, adverb
nonspiritualness, noun
pseudospiritual, adjective
pseudospiritually, adverb
quasi-spiritual, adjective
quasi-spiritually, adverb
superspiritual, adjective
superspiritually, adverb
unspiritual, adjective
unspiritually, adverb

spirited, spiritual, spiritualistic.
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spiritual (ˈspɪrɪtjʊəl)
1.  relating to the spirit or soul and not to physical nature or matter; intangible
2.  of, relating to, or characteristic of sacred things, the Church, religion, etc
3.  standing in a relationship based on communication between the souls or minds of the persons involved: a spiritual father
4.  having a mind or emotions of a high and delicately refined quality
5.  See Negro spiritual
6.  (often plural) the sphere of religious, spiritual, or ecclesiastical matters, or such matters in themselves
7.  the spiritual the realm of spirits

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Word Origin & History

"of or concerning the spirit" (especially in religious aspects), c.1300, from O.Fr. spirituel (12c.), from L. spiritualis, from spiritus "of breathing, of the spirit" (see spirit). Meaning "of or concerning the church" is attested from mid-14c. The noun sense of "African-American
religious song" first recorded 1866. Spirituality (early 15c.) is from M.Fr. spiritualite, from L.L. spiritualitatem (nom. spiritualitas), from L. spiritualis). An earlier form was spiritualty (late 14c.).
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Example sentences
Few creatures are as mysterious and captivating as the whale, and few connect
  with us so emotionally and spiritually.
The two partners are spiritually alone, which is a sombre but unnecessary
  lesson for us.
When you're married and you have that kind of connection, you become really
  spiritually, psychologically connected.
Please do more research before subjecting the world to your totally subjective,
  biased, and spiritually bankrupt views.
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