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Definition of "spiritless" [spir•it•less]

  • Lacking energy or enthusiasm; listless. (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 "spiritless" in a sentence
  • "The evening was passed in spiritless conversation, or in listening to the piano-forte, upon which Indiana, with the utmost difficulty, played some very easy lessons."
  • "Al-Zaidi said last month that the president's talk of "victory," combined with what the journalist called his spiritless smile, proved too much after years of war and destruction following the U. S.-led invasion."
  • "In Delhi, India, it was described to perfection by one Indian journalist -- "spiritless"."