Spirited Spir"it*ed, a. 1. Animated or possessed by a spirit. [Obs.] ``So talked the spirited, sly snake.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Animated; full of life or vigor; lively; full of spirit or fire; as, a spirited oration; a spirited answer. [1913 Webster]

Note: Spirited is much used in composition; as in high-spirited, low-spirited, mean-spirited, etc. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Lively; vivacious; animated; ardent; active; bold; courageous. [1913 Webster] -- {Spir"it*ed*ly}, adv. -- {Spir"it*ed*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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