sprightly

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spright·ly

also sprite·ly (sprīt′lē)
adj. spright·li·er, spright·li·est also sprite·li·er or sprite·li·est
Full of spirit and vitality; lively; brisk.
adv.
In a lively, animated manner.

spright′li·ness n.

sprightly

(ˈspraɪtlɪ)
adj, -lier or -liest
full of vitality; lively
adv
obsolete in a lively manner
[C16: from spright, variant of sprite + -ly1]
ˈsprightliness n

spright•ly

(ˈspraɪt li)

adj. -li•er, -li•est,
adv. adj.
1. animated; buoyant; lively.
adv.
2. in a sprightly manner.
[1590–1600; spright (sp. variant of sprite) + -ly]
spright′li•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sprightly - full of spirit and vitality; "a sprightly young girl"; "a sprightly dance"
spirited - displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness

sprightly

sprightly

adjective
1. Possessing, exerting, or displaying energy:
Informal: peppy.
Translations

sprightly

[ˈspraɪtlɪ] ADJ (sprightlier (compar) (sprightliest (superl))) → enérgico

sprightly

[ˈspraɪtli] adj [person] → alerte

sprightly

adj (+er) person, tunemunter, lebhaft; old personrüstig; walk, danceschwungvoll

sprightly

[ˈspraɪtlɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) → vivace
a sprightly old man → un vecchietto arzillo
References in periodicals archive ?
The Sanhedrin looked "at the man himself as he stood there, known to all the people, a man who, though terribly crippled from birth, now walked with spriteliness" (34).
The discourse of the Spirit is too long, an objection that may be made to almost all of the following speeches; they have not the spriteliness of a dialogue animated by reciprocal contention, but seem rather declamations deliberately composed and formally repeated on a moral question.