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high-spirited

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

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

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Origin of high-spirited

First recorded in 1625–35
high-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
high-spiritedly, adverbhigh-spiritedness, noun
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