(Spir"it*al*ly) adv.[L. spiritalis belonging to breathing.] By means of the breath. [Obs.] Holder.
1. Animated or possessed by a spirit. [Obs.] "So talked the spirited, sly snake." Milton.
2. Animated; full of life or vigor; lively; full of spirit or fire; as, a spirited oration; a spirited answer.
Spirited is much used in composition; as in high- spirited, low-spirited, mean-spirited, etc.
Syn. Lively; vivacious; animated; ardent; active; bold; courageous.
Spir"it*ed*ly, adv. Spir"it*ed*ness, n.
(Spir"it*ful) a. Full of spirit; spirited. [R.]
The spiritful and orderly life of our own grown men.Milton.
Spir"it*ful*ly, adv. Spir"it*ful*ness, n.
(Spir"it*ism) n. Spiritualsm.
(Spir"it*ist), n. A spiritualist.
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,Shak.
So dull, so dead in lock, so woebegone.
3. Having no breath; extinct; dead. "The spiritless body." Greenhill.
Spir"it*less*ly, adv. Spir"it*less*ness, n.
(||Spi`ri*to"so) a. & adv. [It.] (Mus.) Spirited; spiritedly; a direction to perform a passage in
an animated, lively manner.
(Spir"it*ous) a. [Cf. Spirituous.]
1. Like spirit; refined; defecated; pure. [R.]
More refined, more spirituous and pure.Milton.
2. Ardent; active. [R.]
(Spir"it*ous*ness), n. Quality of being spiritous. [R.]