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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.
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Adv.1.spiritedly - in a spirited or lively manner; with animation and vivacity
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(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 ?
All the beauty that has ever been in the world has broken the laws of all previous beauty, and unwillingly dictated laws to the beauty that succeeded it,--laws which that beauty has no less spiritedly broken, to prove in turn dictator to its successor.
"Oh, I am not afraid of you or your accomplice," she answered spiritedly. "I am content to stand by every word I have said, every act I have done.
He caught my eye on that spiritedly composed woodcut.(There were no inane snapshot-reproductions in those days.) It was the obvious romance for the use of royalists but it arrested my attention.
And, in this version, it is quite the rapid little mover, wheeling spiritedly along the motorway or nipping nimbly around city streets.
Qatar battled spiritedly in the final quarter but could not cap their moves into enough points and lost.
After a lissome David Gower century (130 off 120 balls) had propelled England to 333-9 in 60 overs, Sri Lanka batted spiritedly to reach 286 all out in 58 overs with the wickets being shared by the pace of Graham Dilley (4-45) and off-spinner Vic Marks (5-39 in 12 overs).
The people of Qatar are genuinely hospitable and they become spiritedly generous during Ramadan" -- Jose Saucedo
A Jubilee politician from Mt Kenya East, who is spiritedly working behind the scenes to position himself as Deputy President William Ruto's 2022 preferred running mate, has landed himself in trouble.
These questions have been discussed spiritedly back and forth by great minds through the ages, and it seems we will never know for sure except by faith.
It is wide enough, Japheth adds, for the spiritedly early morning joggers and as nursery/primary schoolchildren are walked to school by housekeepers.
On Rangapanchami or the second day of Holi, everyone from toddlers to grandparents participates spiritedly in the colour fest.
Spurs have spiritedly won their three league matches since with goals in the final 10 minutes to reopen a seven-point gap between themselves and United, but Solskjaer is optimistic the Reds can stay in the top four.