Definition of spiritless in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈspɪrɪtləs/


Lacking courage, vigour, or vivacity: Ruth and I played a spiritless game of Scrabble
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  • Benjamin Disraeli blamed the Act of 1774 for ‘all those flat, dull spiritless streets, all resembling each other, like a large family of plain children.’
  • He looked at me plainly, his face emotionless, lips flat, eyes spiritless, forehead smooth.
  • It is been an absolute nightmare watching the spiritless performances of the team.
apathetic, passive, unenthusiastic, lifeless, listless, lacking in vitality, weak, feeble, spineless, droopy, limp, languid, bloodless, insipid, characterless, submissive, meek, irresolute, indecisive;
lacklustre, flat, colourless, passionless, uninspiring, uninspired, wooden, dry, desiccated, unimpassioned, anaemic, vapid, dull, boring
informal wishy-washy
British vulgar slang half-arsed



Pronunciation: /ˈspɪrɪtləsli/
Example sentences
  • He pulled his cigarette spiritlessly, and his voice was peculiarly dead and monotonous.
  • Even those without a specific vice floated about spiritlessly.
  • Anna and I were both on our hands and knees in the mud, scrubbing at the moldy old chair legs spiritlessly, while Martha and Lauren had resorted to sharing the burden of each stack of chairs they were carrying.


Pronunciation: /ˈspɪrɪtləsnəs/
Example sentences
  • One opines instead that the spiritlessness of the real world drives more and more people to adopt strong active virtual identities.
  • There was a spiritlessness about the Tavistock that I think drove Laing to despair.
  • One day she will slip away, and succumb to the spiritlessness of the broth.

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