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Webster 1913 Edition


Spirited

Spir′it-ed

,
Adj.
1.
Animated or possessed by a spirit.
[Obs.]
“So talked the spirited, sly snake.”
Milton.
2.
Animated; full of life or vigor; lively; full of spirit or fire;
as, a
spirited
oration; a
spirited
answer
.
Spirited is much used in composition; as in high-spirited, low-spirited, mean-spirited, etc.
Syn. – Lively; vivacious; animated; ardent; active; bold; courageous.
Spir′it-ed-ly
,
adv.
Spir′it-ed-ness
,
Noun.

Webster 1828 Edition


Spirited

SPIRITED

, pp.
1.
Animated; encouraged; incited.
2.
a. Animated; full of life; lively; full of spirit or fire; as a spirited address or oration; a spirited answer. It is used in composition, noting the state of the mind; as in high-spirited, low-spirited, mean-spirited.

Definition 2022


spirited

spirited

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Verb

spirited

  1. simple past tense and past participle of spirit

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spirited (comparative more spirited, superlative most spirited)

  1. Lively, vigorous, animated or courageous.
    • November 2 2014, Daniel Taylor, "Sergio Agüero strike wins derby for Manchester City against 10-man United," guardian.co.uk
      Remarkably United’s 10 men almost salvaged an improbable draw during a late, spirited challenge. They showed great competitive courage in that period and there were chances for Robin van Persie, Ángel Di María and Marouane Fellaini to punish City for defending too deeply and not being more clinical with their opportunities at the other end.
    • 2012 June 9, Owen Phillips, “Euro 2012: Netherlands 0-1 Denmark”, in BBC Sport:
      But the Danes remained resolute in defence - largely thanks to a spirited display by captain Daniel Agger - and they went ahead with their first meaningful attack.

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