poor-spirited

adjective
poor-spir·​it·​ed | \ ˈpu̇r-ˈspir-ə-təd How to pronounce poor-spirited (audio) , ˈpȯr- \

Definition of poor-spirited

: lacking zest, confidence, or courage

Other Words from poor-spirited

poor-spiritedly adverb
poor-spiritedness noun

First Known Use of poor-spirited

1611, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about poor-spirited

Time Traveler for poor-spirited

Time Traveler

The first known use of poor-spirited was in 1611

See more words from the same year

Statistics for poor-spirited

Cite this Entry

“Poor-spirited.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/poor-spirited. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on poor-spirited

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for poor-spirited

Comments on poor-spirited

What made you want to look up poor-spirited? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

More Confusing Words—Quiz

  • cats on impossible timber
  • The magician ______ moved the selected card to the top of the deck.
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!