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high spirits

Syllabification: high spir·its

Definition of high spirits in English:

plural noun

Lively and cheerful behavior or mood: the team returned in high spirits
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms

Derivatives

high-spirited

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • She was a warm, high-spirited person with a host of friends.
  • Surely, she has her troubles, like everyone else, but she comes across as a high-spirited and well-balanced individual.
  • There is a line between high-spirited celebrations and drunken excess, and too many people crossed it.
Synonyms

high-spiritedness

2
noun
Example sentences
  • Though highly skilled with their hands, their high-spiritedness makes it hard for them to finish projects.
  • If the film has one thing going for it, it's the high-spiritedness of its supporting players.
  • Rowdiness was the order of the day and was indulgently tolerated as the natural high-spiritedness of those born to privileged behaviour.

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