- characterized by energetic enthusiasm, elation, vivacity, etc.
- boldly courageous; mettlesome.
Origin of high-spirited
First recorded in 1625–35
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Examples from the Web for high-spirited
Then again, this is not the high-spirited Mary we met in Season 1—indeed, none of the Crawleys are the same.What Downton’s Fashion Really Means
January 2, 2015
Back in the dark days of the Great Depression, Hollywood pumped out brilliant, inspiring, high-spirited films.Whatever Happened to Great Holiday Films?
December 1, 2013
My mother said he was high-spirited and that probably got him killed there.The Bone Collectors Get to Work at Florida’s Dozier School
September 6, 2013
There, Nim met Bob Ingersoll, a high-spirited University of Oklahoma student who worked at the facility.‘Project Nim’: The Stunning New Documentary about Chimpanzees
July 9, 2011
He forgot that humble worship was not the way to win a high-spirited girl.The Man Shakespeare
This was a terrible mortification to the high-spirited young man.Henry Dunbar
M. E. Braddon
She was high-minded, and high-spirited, and not without a dash of romance.
And she is so—so fidgety and—and nervous and high-spirited and silly.Cap'n Dan's Daughter
Joseph C. Lincoln
Ye little know what it is to be the mother of a high-spirited boy.The O'Ruddy
- vivacious, bold, or lively
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