Sprightliness Spright"li*ness (-l[i^]*n[e^]s), n. The quality or state of being sprightly; liveliness; life; briskness; vigor; activity; gayety; vivacity. [1913 Webster]

In dreams, observe with what a sprightliness and alacrity does she [the soul] exert herself! --Addison. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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