Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
Related to spirituous: spirituous liquor
distilled, as whiskey; containing much alcohol: a spirituous concoction
Not to be confused with:
spiritual – concerned with sacred or religious things; refined; sensitive: She is a spiritual woman.
Abused, Confused, & Misused Words by Mary Embree Copyright © 2007, 2013 by Mary Embree
1. Having the nature of or containing alcohol; alcoholic.
2. Distilled. Used of an alcoholic beverage.
spir′i·tu·os′i·ty (-ŏs′ĭ-tē), spir′i·tu·ous·ness (-əs-nĭs) n.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. (Chemistry) characterized by or containing alcohol
2. (Brewing) (of a drink) being a spirit
spirituosity, ˈspirituousness n
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
spir•it•u•ous(ˈspɪr ɪ tʃu əs)
1. containing or of the nature of alcohol; alcoholic.
2. (of alcoholic beverages) distilled, rather than fermented.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Adj.||1.||spirituous - containing or of the nature of alcohol; "spiritous beverages"; "spirituous liquors"|
alcoholic - characteristic of or containing alcohol; "alcoholic drinks"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
The American Heritage® Roget's Thesaurus. Copyright © 2013, 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
spirituous[ˈspɪrɪtjʊəs] ADJ → espirituoso
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
adj (form) → alkoholisch, spirituos (rare)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007