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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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  • We were miserable and low-spirited enough ourselves at the idea of going away all in a hurry.

    Robbery Under Arms Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood
  • I confess that I went about my business in a low-spirited, despairing mood.

    The Stretton Street Affair William Le Queux
  • All the chiefs were so low-spirited that great efforts were made to cheer them.

    Four American Indians Edson L. Whitney
  • I said rather sourly, for I was low-spirited from the parting I had just gone through.

    Burr Junior G. Manville Fenn
  • I was in momentary dread of seeing Clara arrive, (for all the world was to be there,) and felt nervous and low-spirited.

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

  • You must cheer up, for your letter proves to me that you are low-spirited.

    Charlotte Bront T. Wemyss Reid
  • When you ain't got anybody belonging to you, you get kind of low-spirited.

    Peak and Prairie Anna Fuller
  • The cab-driver is low-spirited, and has a solemn sense of his responsibility.

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

    Strife and Peace Fredrika Bremer
British Dictionary definitions for low-spirited


depressed, dejected, or miserable
Derived Forms
low-spiritedly, adverb
low-spiritedness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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