Definition of spirited in English:

spirited

Syllabification: spir·it·ed
Pronunciation: /ˈspiritid
 
/

adjective

  • 2 [in combination] Having a specified character, outlook on life, or mood: he was a warmhearted, generous-spirited man

Derivatives

spiritedly

adverb
More example sentences
  • 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.

spiritedness

noun
More example sentences
  • 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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