spiritless


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spir·it·less

 (spĭr′ĭt-lĭs)
adj.
Lacking energy or enthusiasm; listless.

spir′it·less·ly adv.
spir′it·less·ness n.

spiritless

(ˈspɪrɪtlɪs)
adj
lacking courage or liveliness; melancholic
ˈspiritlessly adv
ˈspiritlessness n

spir•it•less

(ˈspɪr ɪt lɪs)

adj.
without ardor, vigor, zeal, or the like.
[1560–70]
spir′it•less•ly, adv.
spir′it•less•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.spiritless - lacking ardor or vigor or energy; "a spiritless reply to criticism"
dull - lacking in liveliness or animation; "he was so dull at parties"; "a dull political campaign"; "a large dull impassive man"; "dull days with nothing to do"; "how dull and dreary the world is"; "fell back into one of her dull moods"
unenthusiastic - not enthusiastic; lacking excitement or ardor; "an unenthusiastic performance by the orchestra"; "unenthusiastic applause"
spirited - displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness
2.spiritless - evidencing little spirit or couragespiritless - evidencing little spirit or courage; overly submissive or compliant; "compliant and anxious to suit his opinions of those of others"; "a fine fiery blast against meek conformity"- Orville Prescott; "she looked meek but had the heart of a lion"; "was submissive and subservient"
submissive - inclined or willing to submit to orders or wishes of others or showing such inclination; "submissive servants"; "a submissive reply"; "replacing troublemakers with more submissive people"

spiritless

adjective apathetic, lacklustre, dispirited, listless, low (informal), depressed, dull, melancholy, lifeless, unmoved, languid, dejected, despondent, melancholic, droopy, unenthusiastic, torpid, mopy The crowds were too spiritless to resist.

spiritless

adjective
Translations

spiritless

[ˈspɪrɪtlɪs] ADJapocado, sin ánimo

spiritless

adj person, performance, booksaft- und kraftlos; agreement, acceptance, replylustlos; animalbrav, lahm (inf)
References in classic literature ?
He sighed, and then said, in a spiritless tone, "Just as you like, Sir.
Weary, jaded, and spiritless, Eliza dragged herself up to the door, with her child lying in a heavy sleep on her arm.
All the music that they had ever heard before seemed spiritless prentice-work and barren of grace and charm when compared with these intoxicating floods of melodious sound.
mama, how spiritless, how tame was Edward's manner in reading to us last night
disgraced by his spiritless neglect of his own duty.
I fell at once into a solitary condition, - apart from all friendly notice, apart from the society of all other boys of my own age, apart from all companionship but my own spiritless thoughts, - which seems to cast its gloom upon this paper as I write.
Nor less on either side tempestuous fell His arrows, from the fourfold-visag'd Foure, Distinct with eyes, and from the living Wheels, Distinct alike with multitude of eyes, One Spirit in them rul'd, and every eye Glar'd lightning, and shot forth pernicious fire Among th' accurst, that witherd all thir strength, And of thir wonted vigour left them draind, Exhausted, spiritless, afflicted, fall'n.
The last three, which Agatha liked, helped to make the contrast between Alton and London tolerable to her, but they had their drawbacks, for good partners at the dances, and good performances at the spiritless opera and concerts, were disappointingly scarce.
Cowardly, spiritless creature, art thou not in the very place the fair Magalona occupied, and from which she descended, not into the grave, but to become Queen of France; unless the histories lie?
I must have slept soundly, for I was not waked by Jonathan coming to bed, but the sleep has not refreshed me, for today I feel terribly weak and spiritless.
On the contrary, I passionately longed to show all that "rabble" that I was by no means such a spiritless creature as I seemed to myself.
Bazin appeared on the threshold, dull and spiritless.