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Definitions

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  • n. The state or quality of being spiritless.

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

  • n. the trait of lacking enthusiasm for or interest in things generally

Etymologies

spiritless +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Why tackle Iran army to army when you can have her own citizens, seduced by the culture of fashion, shopping and spiritlessness.

    Global Voices in English » Iran: Green Silent Protest Movement in photos

  • It is no easier than knowing oneself, nad no less subject to distortion and spiritlessness.

    Rad Geek People’s Daily – 2008 – June – 26

  • In the spiritlessness of this forlorn day, what could be better than a little post about a certain bridge and the people who jump off of it.

    January 2005

  • But even the soda water, as if adjusting itself to the spiritlessness of the prisoners, refused to effervesce.

    In the Claws of the German Eagle

  • And my spirit sank within me, and I cursed my avarice in accepting the commission, my spiritlessness in not throwing it over while yet there was time.

    A Phantom Lover

  • You see, the genuine spiritlessness is wanting; that's what's the trouble.

    A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

  • His spiritlessness served to inspire the chaffinch with greater boldness, and then it appeared that the gay little creature was really and truly incensed, possibly because the rusty, draggled, and listless appearance of the larger bird was offensive to him.

    Afoot in England

  • The fire had died out of her eyes, and still there lurked something weird in the very spiritlessness, and dull and vacant sadness of her gaze.

    The Honour of the Flag

  • There was a spiritlessness in this man that surprised me.

    The Honour of the Flag

  • Something undefined in her feeling of possession she had been robbed of, she knew it by her spiritlessness; and she would fain have attributed it to the idle motion of the car, now and them stupidly jolting her on, after the valiant exercise of her limbs.

    The Amazing Marriage — Volume 1

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