sprightful

[ sprahyt-fuh l ]
/ ˈspraɪt fəl /
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adjective


Nearby words

  1. spriest,
  2. sprig,
  3. sprigged,
  4. spriggy,
  5. spright,
  6. sprightly,
  7. sprigtail,
  8. spring,
  9. spring balance,
  10. spring beauty

Origin of sprightful

1585–95; spright (spelling variant of sprite) + -ful

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Examples from the Web for sprightful

  • The sheep person helped her off; and they stood throwing each other sentences all sprightful and sagacious for a while.

  • His poetic effusions were homely and graphic, both in their sprightful humour and more tender sentiment.