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 (so͞o′fē) Islam
n. pl. Su·fis
A Muslim mystic.
Of or relating to the Sufis.

[Arabic ṣūfī, (man) of wool, Sufi, from ṣūf, wool (probably from their woolen garments), perhaps from Aramaic ṣippā, ṣuppā, carded wool; see ṣpp in Semitic roots.]

Su′fic (-fĭk), Su·fis′tic (-fĭs′tĭk) adj.
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n, pl -fis
(Islam) an adherent of any of various Muslim mystical orders or teachings, which emphasize the direct personal experience of God
[C17: from Arabic sūfīy, literally: (man) of wool, from sūf wool; probably from the ascetic's woollen garments]
ˈSufic adj
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(ˈsu fi)

n., pl. -fis,
adj. n.
1. a member of an ascetic, mystical Muslim sect.
2. of or pertaining to Sufis or Sufism.
[< Arabic Ṣūfī, perhaps =ṣūf wool]
Su′fism (-fɪz əm) Su′fi•ism, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Sufi - a Muslim who represents the mystical dimension of IslamSufi - a Muslim who represents the mystical dimension of Islam; a Muslim who seeks direct experience of Allah; mainly in Iran
Moslem, Muslim - a believer in or follower of Islam
Adj.1.Sufi - of or relating to the Sufis or to Sufism
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