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

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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Related Words for high-spirited

lively, merry, exuberant, effervescent, fiery, gallant, jolly, peppery, pert, vivacious

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