Definition of Spiritless

1. Adjective. Lacking ardor or vigor or energy. "A spiritless reply to criticism"




2. Adjective. Evidencing little spirit or courage; overly submissive or compliant. "Was submissive and subservient"
Exact synonyms: Meek
Similar to: Submissive
Derivative terms: Meekness, Spiritlessness

Definition of Spiritless

1. a. Destitute of spirit; wanting animation; wanting cheerfulness; dejected; depressed.

Definition of Spiritless

1. Adjective. Lacking energy, drive, motivation or emotion. Enervated. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Spiritless

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Spiritless

1. 1. Destitute of spirit; wanting animation; wanting cheerfulness; dejected; depressed. 2. Destitute of vigor; wanting life, courage, or fire. "A men so faint, so spiritless, So dull, so dead in lock, so woebegone." (Shak) 3. Having no breath; extinct; dead. "The spiritless body." Spir"itlessly, Spir"itlessness. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Spiritless

spirited away
spiritedly
spiritedness
spiritednesses
spiritful
spiriting
spiriting away
spiritings
spiritise
spiritism
spiritisms
spiritist
spiritistic
spiritists
spiritize
spiritless (current term)
spiritlessly
spiritlessness
spiritlike
spiritoso
spiritous
spiritousness
spirits
spirits away
spirits of ammonia
spirits of hartshorn
spirits of salt
spirits of salts
spirits of wine
spirits of wines

Literary usage of Spiritless

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Public Papers and Addresses of Benjamin Harrison, Twenty-third President of by Benjamin Harrison (1893)
"No acquiescence in wrong, no tame and spiritless submission to injury, can be the basis of respect, and friendship must be founded upon respect. ..."

2. Public Papers and Addresses of Benjamin Harrison, Twenty-third President of by Benjamin Harrison (1893)
"No acquiescence in wrong, no tame and spiritless submission to injury, can be the basis of respect, and friendship must be founded upon respect. ..."

3. Public Papers and Addresses of Benjamin Harrison, Twenty-third President of by Benjamin Harrison (1893)
"No acquiescence in wrong, no tame and spiritless submission to injury, can be the basis of respect, and friendship must be founded upon respect. ..."

4. The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature by Tobias George Smollett (1804)
"Prints, We observed in these plates a middle tint often loo predominant; and the front ground, leafing, and subordinate parts, occasionally spiritless, ..."

5. A Sketch of the History of Attleborough: From Its Settlement to the Division by John Daggett, Amelia Daggett Shellfield (1894)
"After Philip's War, a feeble and spiritless remnant lingered around their former abodes, in a degraded condition, for a few years, and then vanished forever ..."

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