from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Being in low spirits; depressed.
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- adj. Disheartened.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Deficient in animation and courage; dejected; depressed; dispirited; not sprightly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having low spirits; without animation and courage; dejected; depressed; not lively or sprightly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. filled with melancholy and despondency
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The women were low-spirited, dull, nay, peevish, they did not well know why; and the men could not be joyous, though the ready resource of old hock and champagne made some of them talkative. —
Lionel, concluding himself the cause, begged her not to be low-spirited, but to write the letter at once.
Forester, at once solitary and sensitive, low-spirited, and devoid of strength of mind, whether natural or acquired.
Hall shut out from all society, was surprised, at the end of a fortnight to observe, that, instead of expressing discontent, or appearing low-spirited, she every day became more cheerful; and the pale and languid look she wore in
The king then sighed so heavily, and seemed so low-spirited, and sat down so miserably, leaning his head upon his hand, and his elbow upon the kitchen-table pushed away in the corner, that the seventeen princes and princesses crept softly out of the kitchen, and left him alone with the
The cab-driver is low-spirited, and has a solemn sense of his responsibility.
But my Lord continues so weak and low-spirited, that there is no getting from him.
And this, Madam, makes me apprehensive, that you will get into so low-spirited a way, that you will not be able to enjoy the happiness that seems to await us.
After I had sealed up the enclosed, I had the honour of a private visit from your aunt Hervey; who has been in a very low-spirited way, and kept her chamber for several weeks past; and is but just got abroad.
Do, my dear good Miss, vouchsafe to the poor soul the honour of a visit: she may be low-spirited. —