Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun soul

5 senses of soul

Sense 1
soul, psyche -- (the immaterial part of a person; the actuating cause of an individual life)
       => spirit -- (the vital principle or animating force within living things)

Sense 2
person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul -- (a human being; "there was too much for one person to do")
       => organism, being -- (a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently)
       => causal agent, cause, causal agency -- (any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results)

Sense 3
soul, soulfulness -- (deep feeling or emotion)
       => feeling -- (the experiencing of affective and emotional states; "she had a feeling of euphoria"; "he had terrible feelings of guilt"; "I disliked him and the feeling was mutual")

Sense 4
soul -- (the human embodiment of something; "the soul of honor")
       => embodiment -- (giving concrete form to an abstract concept)

Sense 5
soul -- (a secular form of gospel that was a major Black musical genre in the 1960s and 1970s; "soul was politically significant during the Civil Rights movement")
       => gospel, gospel singing -- (folk music consisting of a genre of a cappella music originating with Black slaves in the United States and featuring call and response; influential on the development of other genres of popular music (especially soul))
       => black music, African-American music -- (music created by African-American musicians; early forms were songs that had a melodic line and a strong rhythmic beat with repeated choruses)

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