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Meaning of SPIRITLESS

Pronunciation:  'spiritlis

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  evidencing little spirit or courage; overly submissive or compliant; "compliant and anxious to suit his opinions of those of others"; "a fine fiery blast against meek conformity"- Orville Prescott; "she looked meek but had the heart of a lion"; "was submissive and subservient"
  2. [adj]  lacking spirit; "it was a spiritless attempt"
  3. [adj]  lacking ardor or vigor or energy; "a spiritless reply to criticism"
 

SPIRITLESS is a 10 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: apathetic, bloodless, compliant, dispirited, heartless, listless, meek, submissive, thin, unenthusiastic
 
 Antonyms: spirited
 
 See Also: dull

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Spir"it*less\, a.
1. Destitute of spirit; wanting animation; wanting
   cheerfulness; dejected; depressed.

2. Destitute of vigor; wanting life, courage, or fire.

         A men so faint, so spiritless, So dull, so dead in
         lock, so woebegone.                   --Shak.

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

 

 

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