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spirit

Synonyms of spirit in English:

noun

  • 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 Egyptka;
    Hinduism atman
    [Antonyms] body, flesh
  • 2 the spirit of nature their spirit lives on
    life force, animating principle, vital spark, breath of life;
    Frenchélan vital
  • 3 local people say that his spirit walks among the hills
    Scottish & Irish bodach;
    GermanDoppelgänger;
    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
  • 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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    Phrases

    spirit someone/something away

    1
    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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