- without spirit.
- without ardor, vigor, zeal, animation, etc.: a spiritless reply to criticism.
Origin of spiritless
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Examples from the Web for spiritless
And do you think me so spiritless as to believe that I can be yours by compulsion?Maid Marian
Thomas Love Peacock
He looks exhausted, care-worn, spiritless, (p. 242) extinct.Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863
The blueskins, said the reports were spiritless and cowardly.Pariah Planet
Orthodoxy had instilled a formal, but often spiritless faith.Hymns and Hymnwriters of Denmark
Jens Christian Aaberg
A spiritless tenacity was his main characteristic, I judged.The Secret Sharer
- lacking courage or liveliness; melancholic
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