Definitions for: Sprightliness


[n] animation and energy in action or expression; "it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it"



Webster (1913) Definition: Spright"li*ness, n.
The quality or state of being sprightly; liveliness; life;
briskness; vigor; activity; gayety; vivacity.

In dreams, observe with what a sprightliness and
alacrity does she [the soul] exert herself! --Addison.

Synonyms: life, liveliness, spirit

See Also: airiness, alacrity, animation, breeziness, brio, briskness, buoyancy, delicacy, ebullience, elan, energy, enthusiasm, esprit, exuberance, ginger, high-spiritedness, invigoration, irrepressibility, jauntiness, pep, peppiness, spiritedness, vigor, vigour, vim, vivification

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