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high-spirited

[hahy-spir-i-tid] /ˈhaɪˈspɪr ɪ tɪd/
adjective
1.
characterized by energetic enthusiasm, elation, vivacity, etc.
2.
boldly courageous; mettlesome.
Origin
1625-1635
1625-35
Related forms
high-spiritedly, adjective
high-spiritedness, noun
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  • Gardens must be at once inspiring and conserving, high-spirited and low maintenance.
  • The result is a high-spirited atmosphere and a cooperative working environment in which new ideas and approaches are encouraged.
  • Cook exposed the crude ways of the colony with high-spirited humor, and accused the colonists of cheating him.
  • They present a high-spirited production of live music, comedy, singing and a dazzling array of percussive dance.
  • His papers include hundreds of high-spirited reports of his artistic progress.
British Dictionary definitions for high-spirited

high-spirited

adjective
1.
vivacious, bold, or lively
Derived Forms
high-spiritedly, adverb
high-spiritedness, noun
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