Examples of spiritless in a Sentence
he was spiritless and depressed for weeks after being fired
Recent Examples of spiritless from the Web
Lewis imagined a spiritless afterworld full of gray people who chose not to submit to God
Lewis imagined a spiritless afterworld full of gray people who chose not to submit to God; eternal separation from the Lord’s love represented a punishment as tragic as any that could be devised.
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First Known Use of spiritless
Synonymsenervated, lackadaisical, languid, languishing, languorous, limp, listless
Antonymsambitious, animated, energetic, enterprising, motivated
Related Wordsindolent, lazy, slothful; dull, lethargic, logy (also loggy), sleepy, sluggish, torpid; exhausted, knackered [British], tired, weary; feeble, frail, weak; apathetic, impassive, indifferent, phlegmatic, stolid; careless, heedless, thoughtless, unwary; inactive, inert
Near Antonymsactive, dynamic, industrious, kinetic; avid, eager, enthusiastic, keen, lively, pumped, vivacious; cheerful, chipper, perky, up; agog, alert, awake, dapper, open-eyed, sleepless, vigilant, watchful, wide-awake
Synonym Discussion of spiritless
- was depressed and languid for weeks after surgery
- languorous cats lying in the sun
- lackadaisical college seniors pretending to study
- listless hospital patients
- listless children flipping through picture books on a rainy day
- a spiritless recital of the poem
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