Lively and cheerful behavior or mood: the team returned in high spirits
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- Lunch was punctuated by cheerful banter, with everyone in high spirits.
- Gallipoli is a filmed tragedy, where the buoyancy, high spirits and beauty of youth are inevitably crushed by the forces of history.
- Though in the prime of life, he still had the joyful high spirits of a young man, which he kept, I believe, into extreme old age.
liveliness, vitality, spirit, zest, energy, bounce, sparkle, vivacity, buoyancy, cheerfulness, good humor, joy, joyfulness, exuberance, ebullience, joie de vivre
informal pep, zing
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Syllabification: high spir·its
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