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1. Having a proud or unbroken spirit: a high-spirited horse.
2. Vivacious; lively: a high-spirited tune.

high′-spir′it·ed·ly adv.
high′-spir′it·ed·ness n.
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Noun1.high-spiritedness - exuberant liveliness
sprightliness, liveliness, spirit, life - animation and energy in action or expression; "it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it"
vivacity - characterized by high spirits and animation
mettlesomeness - courageous high-spiritedness
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Dancing can simply be a display of high-spiritedness, play, or even joy.
Part of that theatricality, is a high-spiritedness that permeates virtually every line.
Rooney's spokesman said last night: "Although Wayne was in bed at the time and not in any way involved in the boisterous behaviour which had caused the complaint, he did get up personally to apologise to the police and the hotel management for his guests' high-spiritedness.