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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


2. spirited marked by lively action

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

Synonymsbouncing, bouncy, peppy, zippy



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.


Similaralive, animated


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