Definition of High spirits

1. Noun. A feeling of joy and pride.

Exact synonyms: Elation, Lightness
Generic synonyms: Joy, Joyfulness, Joyousness
Specialized synonyms: Euphoria, Euphory
Derivative terms: Elate, Light

Definition of High spirits

1. Noun. joyous elation ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of High Spirits

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high schoolers
high schools
high score
high score table
high score tables
high scores
high sea
high seas
high season
high side
high sign
high society
high speed steel
high spinal anaesthesia
high spirits (current term)
high spot
high status
high steppage gait
high stepper
high street
high streets
high style
high table
high tackle
high tackles
high tea
high teas
high tech
high technologies

Literary usage of High spirits

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1. The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals by Charles Darwin (1913)
"With young persons past childhood, when they are in high spirits, there is always much meaningless laughter. The laughter of the gods is described by Homer ..."

2. The New Poetry: An Anthology by Harriet Monroe, Alice Corbin Henderson (1917)
"... H—THEIR IRREPRESSIBLE high spirits Wild crap-shooters with a whoop and a call Danced the juba in their gambling-hall And laughed fit to kill, ..."

3. Southern Literary Messenger (1858)
"... afterwards to join Gen. Sumpter. The full execution of,this enterprise ensured to us all our wishes. The troops moved off in high spirits, ..."

4. The Diary and Letters of Gouverneur Morris: Minister of the United States to by Gouverneur Morris (1888)
"The king in high spirits. Letter to Washington on the paper circulation of France and the general anarchy. The Bishop of Autun to go to England. ..."

5. The History of "Punch" by Marion Harry Spielmann (1895)
"... Burnand," and " Tenniel"—Dinners to Punch—The Punch Club—Exit Albert Smith—High Spirits—"The Whistling Oyster"—Baylis as a Prophet—"Two Pins Club. ..."

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