Definitions

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  • adv. In a spiritless manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a spiritless manner; without spirit: without exertion.

Etymologies

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spiritless +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Whining spiritlessly, they were reluctant to work.

    A DAY'S LODGING

  • At any rate, her spouse was sober, and his fat bulged spiritlessly through the rips in Willie Smee's silk shirt.

    THE FEATHERS OF THE SUN

  • He pulled his cigarette spiritlessly, and his voice was peculiarly dead and monotonous.

    Hullabaloo

  • We spent the weekend spiritlessly sightseeing, assailed by unspoken anxieties.

    Middlesex

  • "I'm coming," she told him spiritlessly, and followed him.

    Ship Of Magic

  • The Trellisanians followed spiritlessly, defeat heavy upon them, as if nothing they did mattered any more.

    The Trellisane Confrontation

  • The Heathflower thing came straight off the course, and stood spiritlessly, drooping her head and blinking her eyes.

    Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 5, June 1905

  • To that particular question he nodded his head, spiritlessly.

    Then I'll Come Back to You

  • Albert spent some of his daylight hours in bed; some in moving about the room spiritlessly.

    On the Stairs

  • He dusted his hands together, slowly, spiritlessly.

    Half Portions

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