Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb spirit

1 sense of spirit

Sense 1
spirit, spirit up, inspirit -- (infuse with spirit; "The company spirited him up")
       => enliven, liven, liven up, invigorate, animate -- (make lively; "let's liven up this room a bit")

Antonyms of adj spirited

4 senses of spirited

Sense 1
spirited (vs. spiritless) -- (displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness)

spiritless (vs. spirited) -- (lacking ardor or vigor or energy; "a spiritless reply to criticism")
        => apathetic -- (showing little or no emotion or animation; "a woman who became active rather than apathetic as she grew older")
        => bloodless -- (without vigor or zest or energy; "an insipid and bloodless young man")
        => dispirited, listless -- (marked by low spirits; showing no enthusiasm; "a dispirited and divided Party"; "reacted to the crisis with listless resignation")
        => heartless -- (devoid of courage or enthusiasm)
        => thin -- (lacking spirit or sincere effort; "a thin smile")

Sense 2
bouncing, bouncy, peppy, spirited, zippy -- (marked by lively action; "a bouncing gait"; "bouncy tunes"; "the peppy and interesting talk"; "a spirited dance")

INDIRECT (VIA lively) -> dull -- (lacking in liveliness or animation; "he was so dull at parties"; "a dull political campaign"; "a large dull impassive man"; "dull days with nothing to do"; "how dull and dreary the world is"; "fell back into one of her dull moods")

Sense 3
game, gamy, gamey, gritty, mettlesome, spirited, spunky -- (willing to face danger)

INDIRECT (VIA brave) -> cowardly, fearful -- (lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted; "cowardly dogs, ye will not aid me then"- P.B.Shelley)

Sense 4
enlivened, spirited -- (made lively or spirited; "a meal enlivened by the music"; "a spirited debate")

INDIRECT (VIA animated) -> unanimated -- (not animated or enlivened; dull)

Similarity of adj spirited

4 senses of spirited

Sense 1
spirited (vs. spiritless) -- (displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness)
       => boisterous, knockabout -- (full of rough and exuberant animal spirits; "boisterous practical jokes"; "knockabout comedy")
       => con brio -- (with liveliness or spirit)
       => dashing, gallant -- (lively and spirited; "a dashing hero")
       => ebullient, exuberant, high-spirited -- (joyously unrestrained)
       => feisty, plucky, spunky -- (showing courage; "the champion is faced with a feisty challenger")
       => impertinent, irreverent, pert, saucy -- (characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality; "a certain irreverent gaiety and ease of manner")
       => lively, racy -- (full of zest or vigor; "a racy literary style")
       => mettlesome -- (having a proud and unbroken spirit)
       => resilient -- (recovering readily from adversity, depression, or the like)
       => snappy, whipping -- (smart and fashionable; "snappy conversation"; "some sharp and whipping lines")
       => sprightly -- (full of spirit and vitality; "a sprightly young girl"; "a sprightly dance")
       => vibrant, vivacious -- (vigorous and animated; "a vibrant group that challenged the system"; "a charming and vivacious hostess"; "a vivacious folk dance")
       => zestful, yeasty, zesty, barmy -- (marked by spirited enjoyment)
          Also See-> energetic#1; enthusiastic#1; lively#1

Sense 2
bouncing, bouncy, peppy, spirited, zippy -- (marked by lively action; "a bouncing gait"; "bouncy tunes"; "the peppy and interesting talk"; "a spirited dance")
       => lively (vs. dull) -- (full of life and energy; "a lively discussion"; "lively and attractive parents"; "a lively party")

Sense 3
game, gamy, gamey, gritty, mettlesome, spirited, spunky -- (willing to face danger)
       => brave (vs. cowardly), courageous -- (possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching; "Familiarity with danger makes a brave man braver but less daring"- Herman Melville; "a frank courageous heart...triumphed over pain"- William Wordsworth; "set a courageous example by leading them safely into and out of enemy-held territory")

Sense 4
enlivened, spirited -- (made lively or spirited; "a meal enlivened by the music"; "a spirited debate")
       => animated (vs. unanimated), alive -- (having life or vigor or spirit; "an animated and expressive face"; "animated conversation"; "became very animated when he heard the good news")

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