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Definition of "high-spirited" []

  • Having a proud or unbroken spirit: a high-spirited horse. (adjective)
  • Vivacious; lively: a high-spirited tune. (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.

Use "high-spirited" in a sentence
  • "Her father and I had worried about our high-spirited daughter getting into trouble if she stayed home alone all summer."
  • "It's like asking a high-spirited young gun dog to join the parade at Crufts."
  • "This was Huston's sweet spot—high-spirited, far-darting male adventure stories, which let him exercise his visual storytelling skills, which were less apparent to others than to him."