Definition of "spirited" []

  • Full of or characterized by animation, vigor, or courage: a spirited debate. (adjective)
  • Having a specified mood or nature. Used in combination: high-spirited; low-spirited. (adjective)
  • Displaying animation, vigour, or liveliness (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Characterized by mood, temper, or disposition as specified (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "spirited" in a sentence
  • "Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey began by pointing to what he called a spirited worldwide online debate about the future, including America's financial security, in which Mr. Obama's name figured prominently."
  • "Caroline is neither masculine, nor of what they call the spirited order of women. '"
  • "Just how sloppy, stupid, and mean spirited is the drone program management?"