Definition of high spirits in English:

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Lively and cheerful behaviour or mood: the team returned in high spirits
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  • 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.



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  • She was a warm, high-spirited person with a host of friends.
  • Surely, she has her troubles, like everyone else, but she comes across as a high-spirited and well-balanced individual.
  • There is a line between high-spirited celebrations and drunken excess, and too many people crossed it.
informal chirpy, peppy, sparky, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, bright and breezy, full of beans, full of vim and vigour
North American informal peart
archaic frolicsome
ebullient, buoyant, cheerful, sunny, breezy, jaunty, light-hearted, high-spirited, exhilarated, excited, elated, exultant, euphoric, joyful, cheery, merry, jubilant, sparkling, effervescent, vivacious, enthusiastic, irrepressible, energetic, animated, full of life, lively, vigorous, zestful
North American informal peart
dated gay
archaic as merry as a grig, of good cheer


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  • Though highly skilled with their hands, their high-spiritedness makes it hard for them to finish projects.
  • If the film has one thing going for it, it's the high-spiritedness of its supporting players.
  • Rowdiness was the order of the day and was indulgently tolerated as the natural high-spiritedness of those born to privileged behaviour.

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