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[loh-spir-i-tid] /ˈloʊˈspɪr ɪ tɪd/
depressed; dejected:
He is feeling rather low-spirited today.
Origin of low-spirited
First recorded in 1580-90
Related forms
low-spiritedly, adverb
low-spiritedness, noun
sad, heartsore, dispirited, blue. Unabridged
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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.

  • 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.

    The Stretton Street Affair William Le Queux
  • She was dull and low-spirited, and I had never seen her like that before.

    My New Home Mary Louisa Molesworth
  • I said rather sourly, for I was low-spirited from the parting I had just gone through.

    Burr Junior G. Manville Fenn
  • low-spirited, Mr. Filer, with his hands in his trousers-pockets.

  • I want company to-night, for this business makes one low-spirited.

    In Honour's Cause George Manville Fenn
  • She had been furiously angry; now she was low-spirited and cross.

    The Squirrel Inn Frank R. Stockton
British Dictionary definitions for low-spirited


depressed, dejected, or miserable
Derived Forms
low-spiritedly, adverb
low-spiritedness, noun
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