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Twelve-step promotes spirituality, not religion. It gives a practical, day-to-day spirituality that tells me what I can and cannot control. There is room to be imperfect and to be someone who struggles to find God.
Melody Beattie

Meaning of "spirituality" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SPIRITUALITY

spirituality  [ˌspɪrɪtjʊˈælɪtɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SPIRITUALITY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Spirituality is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SPIRITUALITY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

spirituality

Spirituality

Traditionally spirituality has been defined as a process of personal transformation in accordance with religious ideals. Since the 19th century spirituality is often separated from religion, and has become more oriented on subjective experience and psychological growth. It may refer to almost any kind of meaningful activity or blissful experience, but without a single, widely-agreed definition.

Definition of spirituality in the English dictionary

The first definition of spirituality in the dictionary is the state or quality of being dedicated to God, religion, or spiritual things or values, esp as contrasted with material or temporal ones. Other definition of spirituality is the condition or quality of being spiritual. Spirituality is also a distinctive approach to religion or prayer.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SPIRITUALITY


accentuality
ækˌsɛntʃʊˈælɪtɪ
actuality
ˌæktʃʊˈælɪtɪ
asexuality
ˌeɪsɛksjʊˈælɪtɪ
conceptuality
kənˌsɛptjʊˈælɪtɪ
effectuality
ɪˌfektʃʊˈælɪtɪ
eventuality
ɪˌvɛntʃʊˈælɪtɪ
heterosexuality
ˌhɛtərəʊˌsɛksjʊˈælɪtɪ
homosexuality
ˌhəʊməʊˌsɛksjʊˈælɪtɪ
individuality
ˌɪndɪˌvɪdjʊˈælɪtɪ
ineffectuality
ˌɪnɪˌfɛktʃʊˈælɪtɪ
intellectuality
ˌɪntɪˌlɛktʃʊˈælɪtɪ
mutuality
ˌmjuːtjʊˈælɪtɪ
punctuality
ˌpʌŋktʃʊˈælɪtɪ
sensuality
ˌsɛnsjʊˈælɪtɪ
sexuality
ˌsɛksjʊˈælɪtɪ
tactuality
ˌtæktjʊˈælɪtɪ
transsexuality
ˌtrænzˌseksjʊˈælɪtɪ
unpunctuality
ˌʌnpʌŋktjʊˈælɪtɪ
virtuality
ˌvɜːtʃʊˈælɪtɪ
visuality
ˌvɪzjʊˈælɪtɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SPIRITUALITY

spiritual bouquet
spiritual healer
spiritual healing
spiritual home
spiritual incest
spiritualisation
spiritualise
spiritualiser
spiritualism
spiritualist
spiritualistic
spiritualities
spiritualization
spiritualize
spiritualizer
spiritually
spiritualness
spirituals
spiritualties
spiritualty

WORDS THAT END LIKE SPIRITUALITY

ability
air quality
augmented reality
confidentiality
equality
functionality
hospitality
in reality
inequality
locality
low-quality
morality
mortality
municipality
nationality
originality
personality
quality
reality
speciality
vitality

Synonyms and antonyms of spirituality in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «spirituality» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SPIRITUALITY

Find out the translation of spirituality to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of spirituality from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «spirituality» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

灵性
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

espiritualidad
570 millions of speakers

English

spirituality
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

आध्यात्मिकता
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الروحانية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

духовность
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

espiritualidade
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আত্মিকতা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

spiritualité
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kerohanian
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

geistigkeit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

霊性
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

영성
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Spiritualitas
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tâm linh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஆன்மீக
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अध्यात्म
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tinsellik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

spiritualità
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

duchowość
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

духовність
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

spiritualitate
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πνευματικότητα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

spiritualiteit
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

andlighet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

åndelighet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of spirituality

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SPIRITUALITY»

The term «spirituality» is very widely used and occupies the 9.037 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SPIRITUALITY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about spirituality

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10 QUOTES WITH «SPIRITUALITY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word spirituality.
1
Randa Abdel-Fattah
Spirituality is deeply personal. Yet, society has to face the fact that certain faiths celebrate spirituality through an overt expression of inner convictions.
2
Madchen Amick
I know 'Vikings' isn't really based in magic, but it goes back to Old World spirituality and different religions, and a lot of voodoo.
3
Melody Beattie
Twelve-step promotes spirituality, not religion. It gives a practical, day-to-day spirituality that tells me what I can and cannot control. There is room to be imperfect and to be someone who struggles to find God.
4
Wes Bentley
Then my extended family, there are preachers and evangelists, former priests. So I have quite a bit of history with Church, religion and spirituality.
5
Edward McKendree Bounds
Prayer-leadership preserves the spirituality of the Church, just as prayerless leaders make for unspiritual conditions.
6
John Bradshaw
The spiritual quest is not some added benefit to our life, something you embark on if you have the time and inclination. We are spiritual beings on an earthly journey. Our spirituality makes up our beingness.
7
Julia Cameron
Spirituality can release blocks, lead you to ideas, and make your life artful. Sometimes when we pray for guidance, we're guided in unexpected directions. We may want a lofty answer and we get the intuition to clean our bedroom. It can seem so humble and picky and that you don't necessarily think of it spiritual guidance.
8
Kristin Chenoweth
Broadway is such a diverse community. Everybody knows how I believe, and everyone believes, and it's not a big deal. But in Hollywood, if you talk about politics - especially if you're a Republican - or spirituality, it's just not something people want to hear about.
9
Tommy Chong
Religion is run by thought police. 'Obey. Listen. This is what you do. Don't ask questions. Go die for your country.' The spirituality says, 'Okay, you can die for your country, but know what you're doing while you're doing it.'
10
Deepak Chopra
Enlightened leadership is spiritual if we understand spirituality not as some kind of religious dogma or ideology but as the domain of awareness where we experience values like truth, goodness, beauty, love and compassion, and also intuition, creativity, insight and focused attention.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SPIRITUALITY»

Discover the use of spirituality in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to spirituality and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Spirituality in Nursing
Completely updated and revised, this Fourth Edition now includes a chapter on servant leadership.
Mary Elizabeth O'Brien, 2010
2
Handbook of the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, ...
Widely regarded as the definitive reference, this volume comprehensively examines the psychological processes associated with religion and spirituality.
Raymond F. Paloutzian, Crystal L. Park, 2013
3
The Science of Spirituality
The Science of Spirituality is a ground-breaking book that integrates the individual systems of science, psychology, philosophy, spirituality and religion into a unified system that describes the multi-dimensional nature of man and the ...
Lee Bladon, 2007
4
Selling Spirituality: The Silent Takeover of Religion
Spirituality has become a powerful commodity in the global marketplace - a cultural addiction that reflects orthodox politics, curbs self-expression, and colonizes Eastern beliefs.
Jeremy R. Carrette, Richard King, 2005
5
Oxford Textbook of Spirituality in Healthcare
Includes Internet access card bound inside front matter.
Mark Cobb, Christina M Puchalski, Bruce Rumbold, 2012
6
Christian Spirituality
This textbook works towards presenting Christian spirituality as an ongoing dialogue between doctrine and experience, and asserts that Christian spirituality must reflect the idea of search.
Karen E. Smith, 2007
7
Children's Spirituality: What It Is and Why It Matters
This concise guide is an ideal introduction to the increasingly popular topic of children's spirituality.
Rebecca Nye, 2009
8
The Little Book of Atheist Spirituality
I n this inspiring book, bestselling author and philosopher André Comte-Sponville offers a new perspective on the question of God?s existence, acknowledging the good that has come of religion while advocating tolerance from both believers ...
Andre Comte-Sponville, 2007
9
Anchoritic Spirituality: Ancrene Wisse and Associated Works
This work gives a detailed sense of a powerful and multi-faceted spirituality different from that of other mystics.
Anne Savage, 1991
10
A Sociology of Spirituality
This thesis is explored and disputed in this book in ways that mark important critical divisions. This is the first collection of essays to assess the significance of spirituality in the sociology of religion.
Kieran Flanagan, Peter C. Jupp, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SPIRITUALITY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term spirituality is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Social workers struggle to talk religion and spirituality, study says
Licensed clinical social worker Christen Argueta often delved into clients' religious and spiritual views when she worked for a nonprofit counseling agency for ... «Baptist News Global, Jul 15»
2
Genetic spirituality vs. environmental religious affiliation
“The nod was spirituality shared between child and beloved elder: spiritual direction, values, taught and received in the loving relationship,” she writes in her ... «The Seattle Times, May 15»
3
How moms set children's spiritual compass and why it matters
But children don't just inherit parents' spirituality, says psychologist Lisa Miller in her new book, The Spiritual Child. She writes that the essential sense of a ... «National Catholic Reporter, May 15»
4
Yoga Now Linked With Medicine and Fitness, Not Spirituality: Study
Washington: Yoga has become increasingly associated with medicine and fitness and decreasingly associated with spirituality, according to a new US study ... «NDTV, May 15»
5
Oprah Winfrey discusses spirituality, meaningfulness at Stanford …
Stanford students, staff and faculty filled Memorial Church on campus April 20 to attend 2015's “Harry's Last Lecture on a Meaningful Life,” delivered by ... «Peninsula Press, Apr 15»
6
More Women Are Leaving Behind Religious Identities For …
Another survey — one that asked questions about spirituality — found significant differences between men and women and marked change between ... «Huffington Post, Feb 15»
7
Science And Spirituality: Could It Be?
To most people, this is an impossible, even absurd, proposition: Reason is the opposite of grace or spiritual transcendence, given that it operates under strict ... «NPR, Sep 14»
8
Outdoor Play Can Enhance Kids' Spirituality
Outdoor Play Can Enhance Kids' Spirituality New research suggests playing outside for five-10 hours a week can increase a child's spiritual connection with the ... «PsychCentral.com, May 14»
9
Religion, Spirituality Have Dual Roles in Better Health
Oregon State University researchers looked at the relationship between health, religion, and spirituality and developed a theoretical model that defines two ... «PsychCentral.com, Mar 14»
10
Loeb: Spirituality is good for Wall Street
Hedge-fund mogul Dan Loeb, best known for his vitriolic comments to both corporate chieftains and fellow hedge fund managers, sparked a bit of eye-rolling on ... «New York Post, Feb 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Spirituality [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/spirituality>. Jan 2020 ».
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