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English adjective: spirited

1. spirited displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness


Similarbarmy, boisterous, con brio, dashing, ebullient, exuberant, feisty, gallant, high-spirited, impertinent, irreverent, knockabout, lively, mettlesome, pert, plucky, racy, resilient, saucy, snappy, sprightly, spunky, vibrant, vivacious, whipping, yeasty, zestful, zesty


See alsoenergetic, enthusiastic, lively


Attributeanimation, brio, invigoration, spiritedness, vivification


Antonymsspiritless

2. spirited marked by lively action


SamplesA bouncing gait.
Bouncy tunes.
The peppy and interesting talk.
A spirited dance.


Synonymsbouncing, bouncy, peppy, zippy


Similarlively


Antonymsdull

3. spirited willing to face danger


Synonymsgame, gamey, gamy, gritty, mettlesome, spunky


Similarbrave, courageous


Antonymscowardly, fearful

4. spirited made lively or spirited


SamplesA meal enlivened by the music.
A spirited debate.


Synonymsenlivened


Similaralive, animated


Antonymsunanimated









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