from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not fleshly; not human; incorporeal; spiritual.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Not pertaining to the flesh; spiritual.

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  • adjective Not pertaining to the flesh; spiritual.


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un- +‎ fleshly


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  • It was the falseness of it that Franny and I noticed: the mannequin's chipped face, the obvious wig, and the stiff, unfleshly bust of the dummy — the fake bosom, the still chest, the rigid waist.

    The Hotel New Hampshire Irving, John, 1942- 1981

  • The sacred and unfleshly calling of a bishop threw a protecting mantle over the modest shoulders of his wife and daughters; and these did not go unclad.

    King John of Jingalo The Story of a Monarch in Difficulties Laurence Housman 1912

  • As she entered the drawing-room she came from out of doors, a slender, unfleshly figure, all intellect and idea.

    The Dust Flower Basil King 1893

  • It's an odd thing that libraries - by tradition temples to the unfleshly - can sometimes seem such sexy places.

    The Guardian World News Bella Bathurst 2011

  • Catherine could not speak, but clung to him with many sobs and embraces; and even through the mist of tears her eye detected in a moment the little rent in his sleeve he had made getting out of window, and she whipped out her needle and mended it then and there, and her tears fell on his arm the while, unheeded -- except by those unfleshly eyes, with which they say the very air is thronged.

    The Cloister and the Hearth Charles Reade 1849


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