(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. psyche, spirit, mind; vital principle; essence; person, mortal, individual; ego; nobility, courage, heart, fire, élan; genius. See humanity, intellect.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A disembodied spirit]
Syn. phantom, ghost, shade, shadow, umbra, spirit, wraith, apparition, vision, specter, phantasm, haunt*, spook*, hant*.
2. [Essential nature]
Syn. spiritual being, heart, substance, individuality, disposition, cause, personality, force, essence, genius, principle, ego, psyche, life, cause.
3. [Mind]
Syn. intellect, intelligence, thought; see mind 1 .
4. [The more lofty human qualities]
Syn. courage, love, affection, honor, duty, idealism, philosophy, culture, heroism, art, poetry, reverence, sense of beauty.
5. [A person]
Syn. human being, man, woman, being; see person 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. spirit entity, mind, self, ego, psyche, conscience, anima. ''A guest in our body, deserving of our kind hospitality.''—Hillel. ''A portion of the Deity housed in our bod-ies.''—Josephus. ''The life whereby we are joined into the body.''—Saint Augustine. ''A god within each human breast.''—Ovid.
2. warmth of emotion spirit, feeling.
3. essence heart, vital part, meat, quintessence, pith, center.
4. person human, being, man, woman, mortal, individual.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. The vital principle or animating force within living beings: breath, divine spark, élan vital, life force, psyche, spirit, vital force, vitality. See BODY. 2. The essential being of a person, regarded as immaterial and immortal: spirit. See BE. 3. A member of the human race: being, body, creature, homo, human, human being, individual, life, man, mortal, party, person, personage. See BEINGS. 4. The most central and material part: core, essence, gist, heart, kernel, marrow, meat, nub, pith, quintessence, root1, spirit, stuff, substance. Law: gravamen. See BE. 5. The seat of a person's innermost emotions and feelings: bosom, breast, heart. Idioms: bottom of one's heart, cockles of one's heart, one's heart of hearts. See FEELINGS.

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