having or showing mettle, courage, vigor, liveliness, etc.: a spirited defense of poetry.
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Related Words for spiritednessgaiety, liveliness, verve, vigor, energy, vitality, activity, action, briskness, life, sprightliness, zest, zip, bounce, vim, dash, animation, esprit, vivacity, peppiness
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displaying animation, vigour, or liveliness
(in combination) characterized by mood, temper, or disposition as specifiedhigh-spirited; public-spirited
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"lively, energetic," 1590s, from spirit (n.).
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