Definitions for: Spirited

[adj] made lively or spirited; "a meal enlivened by the music"; "a spirited debate"
[adj] willing to face danger
[adj] marked by lively action; "a bouncing gait"; "bouncy tunes"; "the peppy and interesting talk"; "a spirited dance"
[adj] displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness

Webster (1913) Definition: Spir"it*ed, a.
1. Animated or possessed by a spirit. [Obs.] ``So talked the
spirited, sly snake.'' --Milton.

2. Animated; full of life or vigor; lively; full of spirit or
fire; as, a spirited oration; a spirited answer.

Note: Spirited is much used in composition; as in
high-spirited, low-spirited, mean-spirited, etc.

Syn: Lively; vivacious; animated; ardent; active; bold;
courageous. -- Spir"it*ed*ly, adv. --
Spir"it*ed*ness, n.

Synonyms: alive, animated, boisterous, bouncing, bouncy, brave, con brio, courageous, dashing, ebullient, enlivened, exuberant, fearless, feisty, gallant, game, gamey, gamy, gritty, high-spirited, hoyden(a), hoydenish, impertinent, irreverent, knockabout, lively, mettlesome, peppy, pert, plucky, racy, resilient, saucy, snappy, sprightly, spunky, tomboyish, vibrant, vivacious, whipping, yeasty, zestful, zesty, zippy

Antonyms: spiritless

See Also: energetic, enthusiastic

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