When you are more concerned with God or with the state of your soul than with material things, this is an example of a situation where you would be described as a spiritual person.
- of the spirit or the soul as distinguished from the body or material matters
- of, from, or concerned with the intellect; intellectual
- of or consisting of spirit; not corporeal
- characterized by the ascendancy of the spirit; showing much refinement of thought and feeling
- of religion or the church; sacred, devotional, or ecclesiastical; not lay or temporal
- spiritualistic or supernatural
Origin of spiritualMiddle English spirituel from Old French from Ecclesiastical Late Latin spiritualis from L, of breathing or air
- any of a type of American folk hymn; specif., any of such songs originating among S U.S. blacks in the 18th and 19th cent. combining African and European musical elements
- [pl.] religious or church matters
- Of, relating to, consisting of, or having the nature of spirit; not material; supernatural: spiritual power.
- Of, concerned with, or affecting the soul: spiritual guidance; spiritual growth.
- Not concerned with material or worldly things: led a spiritual life.
- Of or belonging to a religion; sacred: spiritual practices; spiritual music.
- a. A religious folk song of African-American origin.b. A work composed in imitation of such a song.
- often spirituals Religious, spiritual, or ecclesiastical matters.
Origin of spiritualMiddle English from Old French spirituel from Latin spīrituālis of breathing, spiritual from spīritus breath ; see spirit .
(comparative more spiritual, superlative most spiritual)
- Of or pertaining to the spirit or the soul.
- Respect towards ancestors is an essential part of Thai spiritual practice.
- Of or pertaining to God or a place of worship; sacred.
- Of or pertaining to spirits; supernatural.
- Consisting of spirit; not material; incorporeal.
- a spiritual substance or being
- Of or relating to the intellectual and higher endowments of the mind; mental; intellectual.
- (Christianity) Controlled and inspired by the Holy Spirit; pure; holy.
- Not lay or temporal; relating to sacred things; ecclesiastical.
- the spiritual functions of the clergy; lords spiritual and temporal; a spiritual corporation
- (Christianity, historical) A member of a branch of the Franciscan order who advocated simple dress and renounced the owning of property.