Search Result for "sprightly": 
Wordnet 3.0


1. full of spirit and vitality;
- Example: "a sprightly young girl"
- Example: "a sprightly dance"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sprightly \Spright"ly\ (-l[y^]), a. [Compar. Sprightlier (-l[i^]*[~e]r); superl. Sprightliest.] [See Sprite.] Sprightlike, or spiritlike; lively; brisk; animated; vigorous; airy; gay; as, a sprightly youth; a sprightly air; a sprightly dance. "Sprightly wit and love inspires." --Dryden. [1913 Webster] The sprightly Sylvia trips along the green. --Pope. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

sprightly adj 1: full of spirit and vitality; "a sprightly young girl"; "a sprightly dance"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

100 Moby Thesaurus words for "sprightly": Attic, active, activist, activistic, agile, alert, alive, animate, animated, antic, biting, bouncing, bouncy, breezy, brilliant, brisk, bubbly, capersome, cheerful, chipper, clever, coltish, droll, ebullient, effervescent, energetic, exuberant, facetious, featly, fleet, frisky, frolicsome, full of beans, full of go, full of life, full of pep, funny, gamesome, gay, good, graceful, hearty, humorous, humorsome, jaunty, jesting, jocose, jocular, joking, joky, joshing, keen, keen-witted, light, light-footed, live, lively, mercurial, militant, mordant, neat-fingered, neat-handed, nimble, nimble-footed, nimble-witted, peart, peppy, perky, pert, playful, pointed, pungent, quick-witted, quicksilver, rapier-like, rollicking, rollicksome, rompish, salt, salty, scintillating, sharp, skittish, smacking, smart, snappy, spanking, sparkling, spirited, sportive, spry, sure-footed, vital, vivacious, volant, whimsical, witty, zestful, zingy, zippy