spiritless

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adjective spir·it·less \ˈspir-ət-ləs\

Definition of spiritless

  1. :  lacking animation, cheerfulness, or courage

spiritlessly

adverb

spiritlessness

noun

Examples of spiritless in a Sentence

  1. he was spiritless and depressed for weeks after being fired

First Known Use of spiritless

1598

Synonym Discussion of spiritless

languid, languorous, lackadaisical, listless, spiritless mean lacking energy or enthusiasm. languid refers to an unwillingness or inability to exert oneself due to fatigue or physical weakness. was depressed and languid for weeks after surgery languorous suggests a dreamy boredom and delicacy that avoids unnecessary activity. languorous cats lying in the sun lackadaisical implies a carefree indifference marked by half-hearted efforts. lackadaisical college seniors pretending to study listless suggests a lack of interest caused by physical weakness or dissatisfied boredom. listless hospital patients listless children flipping through picture books on a rainy day spiritless refers to a lack of animation or vigor that gives one's actions and words life. a spiritless recital of the poem

SPIRITLESS Defined for English Language Learners

spiritless

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Definition of spiritless for English Language Learners

  • : lacking courage, energy, or cheerfulness



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