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low-spirited

[loh-spir-i-tid]
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adjective
  1. depressed; dejected: He is feeling rather low-spirited today.

Origin of low-spirited

First recorded in 1580–90
Related formslow-spir·it·ed·ly, adverblow-spir·it·ed·ness, noun

Synonyms

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sad, heartsore, dispirited, blue.
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Examples from the Web for low-spirited

Historical Examples

  • His anxiety made him low-spirited; this brought on an attack of fever.

    The Boy Life of Napoleon

    Eugenie Foa

  • When you ain't got anybody belonging to you, you get kind of low-spirited.

    Peak and Prairie

    Anna Fuller

  • People often, after this, are low-spirited and melancholy all their days.

    Strife and Peace

    Fredrika Bremer

  • She did not cry, but was sad and low-spirited, and her lips trembled.

  • I confess that I went about my business in a low-spirited, despairing mood.


British Dictionary definitions for low-spirited

low-spirited

adjective
  1. depressed, dejected, or miserable
Derived Formslow-spiritedly, adverblow-spiritedness, noun
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