high-spirited

[ hahy-spir-i-tid ]
/ ˈhaɪˈspɪr ɪ tɪd /

adjective

characterized by energetic enthusiasm, elation, vivacity, etc.
boldly courageous; mettlesome.

Nearby words

  1. high-rolling,
  2. high-sounding,
  3. high-speed,
  4. high-speed downlink packet access,
  5. high-speed steel,
  6. high-step,
  7. high-stepper,
  8. high-stepping,
  9. high-stick,
  10. high-sticking

Origin of high-spirited

First recorded in 1625–35

Related formshigh-spir·it·ed·ly, adjectivehigh-spir·it·ed·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for high-spirited

high-spirited

adjective

vivacious, bold, or lively
Derived Formshigh-spiritedly, adverbhigh-spiritedness, noun

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