spiritless

[ spir-it-lis ]
/ ˈspɪr ɪt lɪs /

adjective

without spirit.
without ardor, vigor, zeal, animation, etc.: a spiritless reply to criticism.

Nearby words

  1. spirit varnish,
  2. spirit wrestler,
  3. spirit writing,
  4. spirited,
  5. spiritism,
  6. spiritoso,
  7. spiritous,
  8. spirits of ammonia,
  9. spirits of hartshorn,
  10. spirits of salt

Origin of spiritless

First recorded in 1560–70; spirit + -less

Related formsspir·it·less·ly, adverbspir·it·less·ness, noun

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for spiritless


British Dictionary definitions for spiritless

spiritless

/ (ˈspɪrɪtlɪs) /

adjective

lacking courage or liveliness; melancholic
Derived Formsspiritlessly, adverbspiritlessness, noun

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012