high-spirited

adjective
high-spir·​it·​ed | \ ˈhī-ˈspir-ə-təd How to pronounce high-spirited (audio) \

Definition of high-spirited

: characterized by a bold or energetic spirit

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Other Words from high-spirited

high-spiritedly adverb
high-spiritedness noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for high-spirited

Synonyms

bouncy, bubbly, buoyant, crank [chiefly dialect], effervescent, exuberant, frolic, frolicsome, gamesome, gay, vivacious

Antonyms

low-spirited, sullen

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First Known Use of high-spirited

1588, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of high-spirited was in 1588

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high-spirited

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of high-spirited

: full of energy or enthusiasm

high-spirited

adjective
high-spir·​it·​ed | \ ˈhī-ˈspir-ə-təd\

Kids Definition of high-spirited

: lively sense 1 high-spirited children

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