Definition of spirited
: full of energy, animation, or courage a spirited discussion
Examples of spirited in a Sentence
The team put up a spirited defense.
She's a very spirited young lady.
Recent Examples of spirited from the Web
This includes a free-spirited — and childless — BFF, a poet/janitor/manny, and intrusive family members offering questionable advice.
A seated dinner with fine food from local restaurants was sparked with spirited offers on live auction items.
For example, Peppermint had a partner who was willing to give a spirited performance on the runway, and that kind of saved her.
But Season 2 also introduced a new element of romantic wish fulfilment in the form of Francesca (Alessandra Mastronardi), a free-spirited Italian beauty Dev meets during his pasta-making apprenticeship in Modena.
There was another spirited battle in the 3A throws, which also ended in a split decision.
Dr. Brzezinski continued to engage in spirited public advocacy after leaving the White House and joining the Center for Strategic and International Studies as counselor and trustee.
After a spirited opening performance from the school’s marching band, former coaches and administrators took turns lauding Meeks, the first West Charlotte alumnus to win an NCAA men’s basketball championship.
Besides folk music, another constant in McGuinn's life has been the good feelings and memories from the idealistic and free-spirited '60s.
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Did You Know?
You may see spirited used to describe a conversation, a debate, a horse, or a campaign. And it often shows up in such words as high-spirited ("bold and energetic"), mean-spirited ("spiteful"), and public-spirited ("generous to a community"), all of which reflect the original meaning of spirit, a notion much like "soul" or "personality".
First Known Use of spirited
SPIRITED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of spirited for English Language Learners
: full of courage or energy : very lively or determined
SPIRITED Defined for Kids
Definition of spirited for Students
: full of courage or energy a spirited horse a spirited debate
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