sprightful
adjective Etymology: obsolete spright Date: 1595 archaic sprightlysprightfully adverbsprightfulness noun

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sprightful — /spruyt feuhl/, adj. sprightly. [1585 95; spright (sp. var. of SPRITE) + FUL] * * * …   Universalium

  • sprightful — adjective sprightly; spirited; lively; animated …   Wiktionary

  • sprightful — spright·ful …   English syllables

  • sprightful — spright•ful [[t]ˈspraɪt fəl[/t]] adj. sprightly • Etymology: 1585–95; spright (sp. var. of sprite) + ful spright′ful•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • sprightful — …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sprightfulness — sprightful·ness …   English syllables

  • 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

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