Spiritless Spir"it*less, a. 1. Destitute of spirit; wanting animation; wanting cheerfulness; dejected; depressed. [1913 Webster]

2. Destitute of vigor; wanting life, courage, or fire. [1913 Webster]

A men so faint, so spiritless, So dull, so dead in lock, so woebegone. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. Having no breath; extinct; dead. ``The spiritless body.'' --Greenhill. [1913 Webster] -- {Spir"it*less*ly}, adv. -- {Spir"it*less*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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