Meaning of SPIRITED in English


|spirə̇d.ə̇d, -rə̇tə̇d adjective

Etymology: spirit (I) + -ed

1. obsolete : impregnated with elements that activate or make more lively

2. : full of life or vigor : characterized by or displaying animation : full of spirit or fire : showing energy or enterprise : having or suggesting vigor

the spirited yet tractable bride — Henry Cavendish

spirited drawings of hunters and racehorses — Harrison Smith

a spirited debate

a spirited answer

— often used in combination; see high-spirited , meanspirited , public-spirited

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.