AskDefine | Define spirited

Dictionary Definition

spirited adj
1 displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness [ant: spiritless]
2 marked by lively action; "a bouncing gait"; "bouncy tunes"; "the peppy and interesting talk"; "a spirited dance" [syn: bouncing, bouncy, peppy, zippy]
3 willing to face danger [syn: game, gamy, gamey, gritty, mettlesome, spunky]
4 made lively or spirited; "a meal enlivened by the music"; "a spirited debate" [syn: enlivened]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Adjective

  1. Lively, vigorous, animated or courageous.
  2. Behaving in a specified way that has a particular feeling, mood, or character.

Related terms

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

abandoned, active, activist, activistic, acute, afire, aggressive, agog, alacritous, alert, alive, all agog, animate, animated, antic, anxious, ardent, audacious, avid, beany, bold, bouncing, bouncy, brave, breathless, breezy, bright, brisk, bubbly, bulldoggish, buoyant, burning, bursting to, cant, capersome, chipper, coltish, committed, courageous, dauntless, dedicated, desirous, devoted, devout, dynamic, eager, earnest, ebullient, effervescent, energetic, enterprising, enthusiastic, exuberant, faithful, fearless, fervent, fervid, fiery, flaming, forceful, forcible, forward, frisky, frolicsome, full of beans, full of go, full of life, full of pep, game, gamesome, gamy, gay, go-go, gritty, gutsy, gutty, hearty, heated, high-spirited, hot, hot-blooded, impassioned, impatient, impetuous, in earnest, incisive, intense, intent, intent on, intrepid, keen, kinetic, live, lively, living, loyal, lusty, mercurial, mettlesome, militant, nervy, on fire, panting, passionate, peppery, peppy, perfervid, perky, pert, pertinacious, piquant, playful, plucky, poignant, prompt, pungent, quick, quicksilver, racy, raring to, ready, ready and willing, red-blooded, red-hot, resolute, robust, rollicking, rollicksome, rompish, serious, sharp, sincere, skittish, smacking, snappy, spanking, sparkling, spiritful, sportive, sprightly, spry, spunky, strenuous, strong, take-charge, take-over, tenacious, tough, trenchant, valiant, vehement, vibrant, vigorous, vital, vivacious, vivid, warm, white-hot, zealous, zestful, zesty, zingy, zippy
Privacy Policy, About Us, Terms and Conditions, Contact Us
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2
Material from Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Dict
Valid HTML 4.01 Strict, Valid CSS Level 2.1