poor-spir·​it·​ed ˈpu̇r-ˈspir-ə-təd How to pronounce poor-spirited (audio)
: lacking zest, confidence, or courage
poor-spiritedly adverb
poor-spiritedness noun

Word History

First Known Use

1611, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of poor-spirited was in 1611

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“Poor-spirited.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/poor-spirited. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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