from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having a proud or unbroken spirit.
  • adjective Vivacious; lively.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having a high spirit; bold; mettlesome; sensitive.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Full of spirit or natural fire; haughty; courageous; impetuous; not brooking restraint or opposition.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Possessing a bold or exuberant nature.
  • adjective energetic

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

  • adjective joyously unrestrained


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