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spiritless

[spir-it-lis] /ˈspɪr ɪt lɪs/
adjective
1.
without spirit.
2.
without ardor, vigor, zeal, animation, etc.:
a spiritless reply to criticism.
Origin
1560-1570
1560-70; spirit + -less
Related forms
spiritlessly, adverb
spiritlessness, noun
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Examples for spiritless
  • Onto the platform was led a spiritless troop of pre-teenage boys, all wearing makeshift uniforms of shorts and blouses.
  • Toward evening a bear was seen, but so worn and spiritless were the adventurers that no one thought of pursuing it.
British Dictionary definitions for spiritless

spiritless

/ˈspɪrɪtlɪs/
adjective
1.
lacking courage or liveliness; melancholic
Derived Forms
spiritlessly, adverb
spiritlessness, noun
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