ghostlike vs spiritual what difference

what is difference between ghostlike and spiritual

English

Etymology

ghost +‎ -like

Adjective

ghostlike (comparative more ghostlike, superlative most ghostlike)

  1. Seemingly invisible; as a ghost, similar to a ghost.


English

Alternative forms

  • (all obsolete) spirituall, spirytual, spirytuall, spyritual, spyrituall, spyrytual, spyrytuall

Etymology

From Middle English spiritual, spirituel, from Old French spirituel, from Late Latin spiritualis, from Latin spiritus.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈspɪɹɪtʃʊəl/, /ˈspɪɹɪtjʊəl/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈspɪɹɪtʃuəl/, /ˈspɪɹɪ̈t͡ʃul̩/

Adjective

spiritual (comparative more spiritual, superlative most spiritual)

  1. Of or pertaining to the spirit or the soul.
  2. Of or pertaining to God or a place of worship; sacred.
  3. Of or pertaining to spirits; supernatural.
  4. Consisting of spirit; not material; incorporeal.
    a spiritual substance or being
    • It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body.
  5. Of or relating to the intellectual and higher endowments of the mind; mental; intellectual.
  6. (Christianity) Controlled and inspired by the Holy Spirit; pure; holy.
    • If a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one.
  7. Not lay or temporal; relating to sacred things; ecclesiastical.
    the spiritual functions of the clergy; lords spiritual and temporal; a spiritual corporation

Derived terms

Translations

Noun

spiritual (plural spirituals)

  1. A Christian religious song, especially one in an African-American style, or a similar non-religious song.
  2. Any spiritual function, office, or affair.
    He assigns supremacy to the pope in spirituals, and to the emperor in temporals. — Lowell.

Synonyms

  • folk song

Translations

References

  • spiritual at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • spiritual in Keywords for Today: A 21st Century Vocabulary, edited by The Keywords Project, Colin MacCabe, Holly Yanacek, 2018.
  • spiritual in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Romanian

Etymology

Borrowed from French spirituel, Late Latin spīrituālis, from Latin spiritus.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /spirituˈal/

Adjective

spiritual m or n (feminine singular spirituală, masculine plural spirituali, feminine and neuter plural spirituale)

  1. spiritual

Declension

Synonyms

  • sufletesc

Related terms

  • spiritualism
  • spiritualitate

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