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Lacking energy or enthusiasm; listless.
lacking courage or liveliness; melancholic
spir•it•less(ˈspɪr ɪt lɪs)
without ardor, vigor, zeal, or the like.
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|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 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"
1. Lacking energy and vitality or showing such a lack:
2. In low spirits:
blue, dejected, depressed, desolate, dispirited, down, downcast, downhearted, dull, dysphoric, gloomy, heavy-hearted, low, melancholic, melancholy, sad, tristful, unhappy, wistful.
Idiom: down at the mouth.