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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Full of or characterized by animation, vigor, or courage: a spirited debate.
  • adj. Having a specified mood or nature. Used in combination: high-spirited; low-spirited.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of spirit.
  • adj. Lively, vigorous, animated or courageous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Animated or possessed by a spirit.
  • adj. Animated; full of life or vigor; lively; full of spirit or fire.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Animated; full of life; lively; full of spirit or fire.
  • Having a spirit of a certain character: used in composition, as in high-spirited, low-spirited, mean-spirited.
  • Possessed by a spirit.
  • Synonyms Spiritual, etc. (see spirituous); ardent, high-mettled, high-spirited. See also animation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. willing to face danger
  • adj. made lively or spirited
  • adj. marked by lively action
  • adj. displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness

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