Earthly and Spiritual


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Earthly adjective – Having to do with life on earth especially as opposed to that in heaven.
Usage example: a sermon against our obsession with earthly pursuits

Spiritual is an antonym for earthly in topics: worldly, conceivable.
Nearby Words: earth, earthy, earthen
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Spiritual adjective – Of, relating to, or used in the practice or worship services of a religion.
Usage example: spiritual songs that have been sung by generations of worshippers

Earthly is an antonym for spiritual.
Nearby Words: spirit, spirited, spiritualistic, spirituality, spirituous
Antonyms for Spiritual
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Things that words describes

life earthly life spiritual life
form earthly form spiritual form
plane earthly plane spiritual plane
guide earthly guide spiritual guide
Other nouns: father, embodiment, existence, powers, beings.

Both words in one sentence

  • Webcomic / Better Days Take a Third Option: When Tommy asks his priest whether he should date Rachel, who is a Catholic but a terrible person, or Lucy, who is wholesome but an atheist, his priest points out that he could find someone else entirely, who can fulfil both his earthly and spiritual needs.
  • This may be a literal king, though is often taken to be a code word for earthly rulers who oppressed the nation of Israel, and some have attempted to interpret it in terms of spiritual rulers (hence the link to the devil).
  • Some of the songs off of Epicloud contain lyrics that say things like "stay with me lord" or "Jesus is a coming and He wants more," and songs like "True North" and "Grace" talk a lot about what sounds like a spiritual love rather than an earthly one (the latter even uses a gospel chorus).
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Spiritual or Earthly. 2016. Accessed January 26, 2021.

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