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spir·it·ed

 (spĭr′ĭ-tĭd)
adj.
1. Full of or characterized by animation, vigor, or courage: a spirited debate.
2. Having a specified mood or nature. Used in combination: high-spirited; low-spirited.

spir′it·ed·ly adv.
spir′it·ed·ness n.

spirited

(ˈspɪrɪtɪd)
adj
1. displaying animation, vigour, or liveliness
2. (in combination) characterized by mood, temper, or disposition as specified: high-spirited; public-spirited.
ˈspiritedly adv
ˈspiritedness n

spir•it•ed

(ˈspɪr ɪ tɪd)

adj.
1. having or showing mettle, courage, vigor, animation, etc.
2. having a specified mood, disposition, or nature (used in combination): high-spirited; mean-spirited.
[1590–1600]
spir′it•ed•ly, adv.
spir′it•ed•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.spirited - displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness
lively - full of life and energy; "a lively discussion"; "lively and attractive parents"; "a lively party"
energetic - possessing or exerting or displaying energy; "an energetic fund raiser for the college"; "an energetic group of hikers"; "it caused an energetic chemical reaction"
enthusiastic - having or showing great excitement and interest; "enthusiastic crowds filled the streets"; "an enthusiastic response"; "was enthusiastic about taking ballet lessons"
spiritless - lacking ardor or vigor or energy; "a spiritless reply to criticism"
2.spirited - marked by lively actionspirited - marked by lively action; "a bouncing gait"; "bouncy tunes"; "the peppy and interesting talk"; "a spirited dance"
lively - full of life and energy; "a lively discussion"; "lively and attractive parents"; "a lively party"
3.spirited - willing to face dangerspirited - willing to face danger    
brave, courageous - possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching; "Familiarity with danger makes a brave man braver but less daring"- Herman Melville; "a frank courageous heart...triumphed over pain"- William Wordsworth; "set a courageous example by leading them safely into and out of enemy-held territory"
4.spirited - made lively or spirited; "a meal enlivened by the music"; "a spirited debate"
animated, alive - having life or vigor or spirit; "an animated and expressive face"; "animated conversation"; "became very animated when he heard the good news"

spirited

adjective lively, vigorous, energetic, animated, game, active, bold, sparkling, have-a-go (informal), courageous, ardent, feisty (informal, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), plucky, high-spirited, sprightly, vivacious, spunky (informal), mettlesome He wanted merely to provoke a spirited debate.
calm, dull, lacklustre, lifeless, apathetic, weary, bland, low-key, feeble, timid, dispirited, unenthusiastic, spiritless, half-hearted

spirited

adjective
1. Very brisk, alert, and full of high spirits:
Informal: peppy.
Idioms: bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, full of life.
2. Full of or characterized by a lively, emphatic, eager quality:
Informal: snappy.
Translations
شُجاع، حَيَوي
odvážnýživý
veloplagt
kraftmikill, fjörlegur
ateşlicanlı

spirited

[ˈspɪrɪtɪd] ADJ (= lively) [person] → animado, lleno de vida; [horse] → fogoso; [debate, discussion] → animado, enérgico; [attack] → enérgico
he made a spirited defence of his positiondefendió su postura con vehemencia
he gave a spirited performance (Mus) → tocó con brío
they put up a spirited resistanceorganizaron una enérgica resistencia, resistieron enérgicamente

spirited

[ˈspɪrɪtɪd] adj
[debate, discussion] → animé(e); [defence] → courageux/euse
[person] → vif(vive), plein(e) d'allant

spirited

adjtemperamentvoll; horse alsofeurig; book, performancelebendig; (= courageous) person, reply, attack, attempt etcbeherzt, mutig; to make a spirited defence of somethingetw mutig verteidigen

spirited

[ˈspɪrɪtɪd] adj (horse) → focoso/a; (conversation) → animato/a; (person, attack) → energico/a; (description) → vivace, vigoroso/a
he gave a spirited performance (Mus, Theatre) → ha dato una brillante interpretazione

spirit

(ˈspirit) noun
1. a principle or emotion which makes someone act. The spirit of kindness seems to be lacking in the world nowadays.
2. a person's mind, will, personality etc thought of as distinct from the body, or as remaining alive eg as a ghost when the body dies. Our great leader may be dead, but his spirit still lives on; (also adjective) the spirit world; Evil spirits have taken possession of him.
3. liveliness; courage. He acted with spirit.
ˈspirited adjective
full of courage or liveliness. a spirited attack/description.
ˈspiritedly adverb
ˈspirits noun plural
1. a person's mood. He's in good/high/low spirits (= He's happy / very cheerful / depressed); This news may raise his spirits.
2. strong alcoholic drink, eg whisky, gin, vodka etc.
ˈspiritual (-tʃul) adjective
of one's spirit or soul, or of one's religious beliefs.
ˈspiritually adverb
spirit level
a tool consisting of a bar containing a glass tube of liquid, for testing whether a surface is level.
References in classic literature ?
This spirited burst from Beth electrified the club, and Jo left her seat to shake hands approvingly.
The old country wives, however, who are the best judges of these matters, maintain to this day that Ichabod was spirited away by supernatural means; and it is a favorite story often told about the neighborhood round the winter evening fire.
Spirited horses, when not enough exercised, are often called skittish, when it is only play; and some grooms will punish them, but our John did not; he knew it was only high spirits.