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

1 sense of spiritual

Sense 1
spiritual, Negro spiritual -- (a kind of religious song originated by Blacks in the southern United States)
       => religious song -- (religious music for singing)

Antonyms of adj spiritual

4 senses of spiritual

Sense 1
religious, spiritual -- (concerned with sacred matters or religion or the church; "religious texts"; "a member of a religious order"; "lords temporal and spiritual"; "spiritual leaders"; "spiritual songs")

INDIRECT (VIA sacred) -> profane, secular -- (not concerned with or devoted to religion; "sacred and profane music"; "secular drama"; "secular architecture", "children being brought up in an entirely profane environment")

Sense 2
spiritual, unearthly -- (concerned with or affecting the spirit or soul; "a spiritual approach to life"; "spiritual fulfillment"; "spiritual values"; "unearthly love")

INDIRECT (VIA unworldly) -> worldly, secular, temporal -- (characteristic of or devoted to the temporal world as opposed to the spiritual world; "worldly goods and advancement"; "temporal possessions of the church")

Sense 3
spiritual -- (lacking material body or form or substance; "spiritual beings"; "the vital transcendental soul belonging to the spiritual realm"-Lewis Mumford)

INDIRECT (VIA incorporeal) -> corporeal, material -- (having material or physical form or substance; "that which is created is of necessity corporeal and visible and tangible" - Benjamin Jowett)

Sense 4
apparitional, ghostlike, ghostly, phantasmal, spectral, spiritual -- (resembling or characteristic of a phantom; "a ghostly face at the window"; "a phantasmal presence in the room"; "spectral emanations"; "spiritual tappings at a seance")

INDIRECT (VIA supernatural) -> natural -- (existing in or in conformity with nature or the observable world; neither supernatural nor magical; "a perfectly natural explanation")

Similarity of adj spiritual

4 senses of spiritual

Sense 1
religious, spiritual -- (concerned with sacred matters or religion or the church; "religious texts"; "a member of a religious order"; "lords temporal and spiritual"; "spiritual leaders"; "spiritual songs")
       => sacred (vs. profane) -- (concerned with religion or religious purposes; "sacred texts"; "sacred rites"; "sacred music")

Sense 2
spiritual, unearthly -- (concerned with or affecting the spirit or soul; "a spiritual approach to life"; "spiritual fulfillment"; "spiritual values"; "unearthly love")
       => unworldly (vs. worldly) -- (not concerned with the temporal world or swayed by mundane considerations; "was unworldly and did not greatly miss worldly rewards"- Sheldon Cheney)

Sense 3
spiritual -- (lacking material body or form or substance; "spiritual beings"; "the vital transcendental soul belonging to the spiritual realm"-Lewis Mumford)
       => incorporeal (vs. corporeal), immaterial -- (without material form or substance; "an incorporeal spirit")

Sense 4
apparitional, ghostlike, ghostly, phantasmal, spectral, spiritual -- (resembling or characteristic of a phantom; "a ghostly face at the window"; "a phantasmal presence in the room"; "spectral emanations"; "spiritual tappings at a seance")
       => supernatural (vs. natural) -- (not existing in nature or subject to explanation according to natural laws; not physical or material; "supernatural forces and occurrences and beings")

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