spiritless

[spir-it-lis]

adjective

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

Origin of spiritless

First recorded in 1560–70; spirit + -less
Related formsspir·it·less·ly, adverbspir·it·less·ness, noun
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spiritless

adjective

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