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sprightful

[ sprahyt-fuhl ]
/ ˈspraɪt fəl /
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adjective

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Origin of sprightful

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

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Example sentences 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.

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