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Definition of the adjective spiritless

What does spiritless mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. lacking ardor or vigor or energy
  2. evidencing little spirit or courage; overly submissive or compliant

Alternative definition of the adjective spiritless


  1. Lacking energy, drive, motivation or emotion. Enervated.

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Google previewDictionary of the English Language (Complete and Unabridged) (2011)

by Samuel Johnson

SPIRITLESS (SPI'RITLESS) adj.[from spirit.] Dejected; low ...

Google previewChambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)

by Various

a coward:a spiritless fellow.—adj. cowardly: spiritless.—v.t. to render spiritless.—adv.Crav′enly.—n.Crav′enness . —To cry ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms (1984)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

languid, languishing, languorous, lackadaisical, listless, spiritless, enervated are ...

Google previewDictionary of the Synonymous Words and Technical Terms in the English Language (1817)

by James Leslie (of Edinburgh.)

Examimated, flimsy, hypo, chondriac; spiritless or flat, vapid er insipid; spiritless person, mop or mopus. spoo. a. Incorporeally immate"rially. - SPIT. v. Tospit or eject saliva by hawking, to excreate, to expectorate; to spit profusely, to salivate.

Google previewChambers's Etymological Dictionary of the English Language (1876)

by William Chambers

spiritless, spirlt-Ies, adj., without spirit, cheerfulness, or courage : dejected : dead. — adv. spiritlessly. spiritual, spirlt-Q-al, adj., consisting of spirit; having the nature of a spirit ; immaterial ; relating to the mind : intellectual : pertaining to the soul ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; or, Universal dictionary of Knowledge (1806)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis

* SPIRITLESS . Wy. [from spirit.] Dejectrd; low; deprived of vigour; wanting courage; depressed.

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; or, Universal dictionary of Knowledge. [With] Supp (1816)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis

* SPIRITLESS, adj. [from spirit.] Dejected; low ; deprived of vigour ; wanting courage j depressed. — A man so faint, ...

Google previewA new universal etymological technological, and pronouncing dictionary of the English language (1848)

by John Craig (F.G.S.)

DEADLY— DEAN not sprightly ; frigid ; not animated ; not affecting ; tasteless ; vapid ; spiritless ; uninhabited ; without natural force or efficacy; without the power of vegetation ; unvaried. In Theology, the state of spiritual death; lying under the ...

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We can prevent Europe from becoming a spiritless machine that, in the end, grinds to a halt. (Jan Peter Balkenende)
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Scrabble value of S1P3I1R1I1T1L1E1S1S1

The value of this 10-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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