high-spirited

[hahy-spir-i-tid]
adjective
1.
characterized by energetic enthusiasm, elation, vivacity, etc.
2.
boldly courageous; mettlesome.

Origin:
1625–35

high-spiritedly, adjective
high-spiritedness, noun
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high-spirited
 
adj
vivacious, bold, or lively
 
high-'spiritedly
 
adv
 
high-'spiritedness
 
n

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Example sentences
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.
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