Sprightfully
Sprightful Spright"ful (-f[usd]l), a. [Spright sprite + full.] Full of spirit or of life; spirited; earnest; vivacious; lively; brisk; nimble; gay. [Obs.] -- {Spright"ful*ly}, adv. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster] -- {Spright"ful*ness}, n. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Spoke like a sprightful noble gentleman. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Steeds sprightful as the light. --Cowley. [1913 Webster]


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  • sprightfully — adverb see sprightful …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sprightfully — spright·ful·ly …   English syllables

  • sprightfully — adverb see sprightful * * * sprightˈfully adverb (Shakespeare) • • • Main Entry: ↑spright …   Useful english dictionary

  • Spriteful — Sprite ful ( f[usd]l), a., Spritefully Sprite ful*ly, adv., Spriteliness Sprite li*ness ( l[i^]*n[e^]s), n., Spritely Sprite ly, a., etc. See {Sprightful}, {Sprightfully}, {Sprightliness}, {Sprightly}, etc. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spritefully — Spriteful Sprite ful ( f[usd]l), a., Spritefully Sprite ful*ly, adv., Spriteliness Sprite li*ness ( l[i^]*n[e^]s), n., Spritely Sprite ly, a., etc. See {Sprightful}, {Sprightfully}, {Sprightliness}, {Sprightly}, etc. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spriteliness — Spriteful Sprite ful ( f[usd]l), a., Spritefully Sprite ful*ly, adv., Spriteliness Sprite li*ness ( l[i^]*n[e^]s), n., Spritely Sprite ly, a., etc. See {Sprightful}, {Sprightfully}, {Sprightliness}, {Sprightly}, etc. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spritely — Spriteful Sprite ful ( f[usd]l), a., Spritefully Sprite ful*ly, adv., Spriteliness Sprite li*ness ( l[i^]*n[e^]s), n., Spritely Sprite ly, a., etc. See {Sprightful}, {Sprightfully}, {Sprightliness}, {Sprightly}, etc. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sprightful — adjective Etymology: obsolete spright Date: 1595 archaic sprightly • sprightfully adverb • sprightfulness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • vigorously — adv 1. energetically, dynamically, with might and main, hammer and tongs, with a vengeance, like a trooper, Inf. to beat the band, Sl. up a storm; strenuously, actively, trenchantly; quickly, briskly, spryly, sprightly, sprightfully, Inf. zippily …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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