1. [syn: animation, spiritedness, invigoration, brio, vivification]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Spirited \Spir"it*ed\, a.
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.
Note: Spirited is much used in composition; as in
high-spirited, low-spirited, mean-spirited, etc.
Syn: Lively; vivacious; animated; ardent; active; bold;
[1913 Webster] -- Spir"it*ed*ly, adv. --
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: quality of being active or spirited or alive and vigorous
[syn: animation, spiritedness, invigoration, brio,