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Synonyms of spirit in English:


  • 1 we seek a harmony between body and spirit
    soul, psyche, inner self, inner being, essential being;
    Philosophy  pneuma;
    Psychology  anima, ego, id;
    in ancient Egypt ka;
    Hinduism  atman
    [Antonyms] body, flesh
  • 2 the spirit of nature their spirit lives on
    life force, animating principle, vital spark, breath of life;
    French élan vital
  • 3 local people say that his spirit walks among the hills
    Scottish & Irish  bodach;
    German Doppelgänger;
    West Indian  duppy
    informal spook
    rare eidolon, manes
  • 4 this thought dampened even my optimistic spirit
  • 5 she's got the right spirit
    attitude, frame of mind, way of thinking, way of looking at it, state of mind, point of view, outlook, thoughts, ideas
  • 6 the spirit of the team is high
  • 7 the spirit of the nineteenth century
    ethos, prevailing tendency, motivating force, animating principle, dominating characteristic, essence, quintessence;
    atmosphere, mood, feeling, temper, tenor, climate;
  • 8 though he was in considerable discomfort, his spirit never failed him
    informal guts, grit, spunk
    British informal bottle
    North American informal sand, moxie
  • 9 they played with great spirit she was full of spirit and raring to go
    animation, enthusiasm, eagerness, keenness, liveliness, vivacity, vivaciousness, energy, verve, vigour, dynamism, zest, dash, elan, panache, sparkle, exuberance, gusto, brio, pep, go, sap, fervour, zeal, fire, passion
  • 10 we must be seen to keep to the spirit of the law as well as the letter
    real/true meaning, true intention, essence, substance
  • verb

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    spirit someone/something away
    the girl was spirited away before we got anywhere near her
    abduct, kidnap, make off with, run away with, whisk away, carry off, steal away with, snatch, seize;
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