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spirit

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of spirit

  1. 1 an immaterial force within a human being thought to give the body life, energy, and power the theological and philosophical belief that the spirit is superior to the body Synonyms of spirit psyche, soulWords Related to spirit life, vitality; being, essence, quintessenceNear Antonyms of spirit body, flesh

  2. 2 a state of mind dominated by a particular emotion had been in a combative spirit all week Synonyms of spirit cheer, feather, humor, mode, mood, temperWords Related to spirit angle, attitude, mind-set, outlook, perspective, slant, standpoint, viewpoint; emotion, feeling, heart, passion, sentiment; strain; belief, conviction, judgment (or judgement), mind, opinion; expression, tone, vein; character, disposition, identity, individuality, makeup, mettle, personality, selfhood, self-identity, temper, temperament; responsiveness, sensibility, sensitiveness, sensitivity

  3. 3 the soul of a dead person thought of especially as appearing to living people Hamlet's late father appears to him in the form of a spirit and with the revelation that he was in fact murdered Synonyms of spirit apparition, bogey (also bogie or bogy), familiar spirit, hant [dialect], haunt [chiefly dialect], materialization, phantasm (also fantasm), phantom, poltergeist, shade, shadow, specter (or spectre), ghost, spook, sprite, vision, visitant, wraithWords Related to spirit angel, daimon, familiar, genie, genius, jinni (or jinn also djinni or djinn), shaitan; double, doppelgänger (or doppelganger), fetch; lemures, manes; incubus, lamia, succubus, vampire, zombie (also zombi); cacodemon, demon (or daemon), devil, fiend, ghoul, imp

  4. 4 spirits pl  a distilled beverage that can make a person drunk a hotel bar that's well stocked with spirits Synonyms of spirit aqua vitae, ardent spirits, booze, bottle, drink, firewater, grog, hooch [slang], inebriant, intoxicant, John Barleycorn, juice [slang], liquor, lush [slang], moonshine, potable, rum, sauce [slang], spirits, stimulant, strong drink, tippleWords Related to spirit aperitif, bracer, chaser, digestif, nightcap; belt, load, nip, peg [British], pop, shooter, shot, slug, snifter, snort, tot, whet; cocktail, mixed drink; ale, beer, brew, brewage, brewski [slang], home brew, malt liquor, microbrew, mum, nappy [chiefly Scottish]; mead, sake (or saki), wine; barley-bree (also barley-broo) [chiefly Scottish], brandy, gin, liqueur, mao-tai, mescal, schnapps, tequila, vodka, whiskey (or whisky); Dutch courageAntonyms of spirit nonintoxicant



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