Definition of spirited in English:


Syllabification: spir·it·ed
Pronunciation: /ˈspiridəd


1Full of energy, enthusiasm, and determination: a spirited campaigner for women’s rights
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  • Their spirited determination to proceed as normal was universally applauded.
  • The spirited mother's courage and love for her son lend the narrative warmth and dignity.
  • All three students agreed it was a lively, humorous, spirited debate and a rewarding experience.
lively, vivacious, vibrant, full of life, vital, animated, high-spirited, sparkling, sprightly, energetic, active, vigorous, dynamic, dashing, enthusiastic, passionate;
determined, resolute, purposeful
informal feisty, spunky, take-charge, gutsy, gutty, peppy
2 [in combination] Having a specified character, outlook on life, or mood: he was a warmhearted, generous-spirited man



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  • The striker's selective use of statistics ignores three comprehensive defeats, and a difference in points the width of the North Sea, but he adds spiritedly: ‘Of course we can lie down and die.’
  • Also, even though we cover everything, and have been quite spiritedly political of late, we are perceived as a pop culture site, and a lot of bloggers don't see this as ‘serious.’
  • ‘Well, I have six years in which to learn,’ she said spiritedly.


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  • Her spiritedness was much evoked by her friends.
  • The poverty of the people is obvious, but at the same time a certain spiritedness seems to survive.
  • Brio is what Peruvians call the willing, controllable spiritedness that typifies the breed.

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