Sprightfulness
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • sprightfulness — noun see sprightful …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sprightfulness — noun The quality of being sprightful …   Wiktionary

  • sprightfulness — sprightful·ness …   English syllables

  • sprightfulness — noun see sprightful * * * sprightˈfulness noun (obsolete) • • • Main Entry: ↑spright …   Useful english dictionary

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

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