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Liveliness of mind or spirit; wittiness or sprightliness.
[French, from Latin spīritus, spirit; see spirit.]
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spirit and liveliness, esp in wit
[C16: from French, from Latin spīritus a breathing, spirit1]
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1. sprightliness of spirit or wit; lively intelligence.
[1585–95; < French < Latin spīritus spirit]
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noun spirit, wit, sparkle, vitality, animation, verve, zest, élan, brio, quickness, vivacity, liveliness, sprightliness The wonderful esprit of this orchestra is quite unique.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
1. A lively, emphatic, eager quality or manner:
animation, bounce, brio, dash, élan, life, liveliness, pertness, sparkle, spirit, verve, vigor, vim, vivaciousness, vivacity, zip.
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