Share this entry
high spirits Syllabification: high spir·its
Pronunciation: /hī ˈspirits/

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.
liveliness, vitality, spirit, zest, energy, bounce, sparkle, vivacity, buoyancy, cheerfulness, good humor, joy, joyfulness, exuberance, ebullience, joie de vivre
informal pep, zing
Definition of high spirits in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Related Words