Definitions for: Spiritless


[adj] evidencing little spirit or courage; overly submissive or compliant; "compliant and anxious to suit his opinions of those of others"; "a fine fiery blast against meek conformity"- Orville Prescott; "she looked meek but had the heart of a lion"; "was submissive and subservient"
[adj] lacking spirit; "it was a spiritless attempt"
[adj] lacking ardor or vigor or energy; "a spiritless reply to criticism"



Webster (1913) Definition: Spir"it*less, a.
1. Destitute of spirit; wanting animation; wanting
cheerfulness; dejected; depressed.

2. Destitute of vigor; wanting life, courage, or fire.

A men so faint, so spiritless, So dull, so dead in
lock, so woebegone. --Shak.

3. Having no breath; extinct; dead. ``The spiritless body.''
--Greenhill. -- Spir"it*less*ly, adv. --
Spir"it*less*ness, n.

Synonyms: apathetic, bloodless, compliant, dispirited, heartless, listless, meek, submissive, thin, unenthusiastic

Antonyms: spirited

See Also: dull

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