spirited Definition

  • 1full of energy, enthusiasm, and determination
  • 2having a specified character, attitude, or mood

Using spirited: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "spirited" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The team played a spirited game and won.

  • Example

    She gave a spirited defense of her position.

  • Example

    The horse had a spirited gallop.

spirited Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for spirited

Phrases with spirited

  • high-spirited

    full of energy and liveliness


    The high-spirited children ran around the playground.

  • free-spirited

    uninhibited by convention or tradition


    She has always been a free-spirited person, traveling the world and trying new things.

  • mean-spirited

    having or showing a desire to cause harm to others


    His mean-spirited comments hurt her feelings.


Summary: spirited in Brief

The term 'spirited' [ˈspɪrɪtɪd] refers to someone or something that is full of energy, enthusiasm, and determination. It can also describe a specific character, attitude, or mood. Examples include 'The team played a spirited game and won,' and 'She gave a spirited defense of her position.' Phrases include 'high-spirited,' 'free-spirited,' and 'mean-spirited.'