Definition of Sprightly

1. Adjective. Full of spirit and vitality. "A sprightly dance"

Similar to: Spirited
Derivative terms: Sprightliness



Definition of Sprightly

1. a. Sprightlike, or spiritlike; lively; brisk; animated; vigorous; airy; gay; as, a sprightly youth; a sprightly air; a sprightly dance.

Definition of Sprightly

1. Adjective. animated, vivacious(,) or gay; lively ¹

2. Adjective. full of life and vigor, especially with a light and springy step ¹

3. Adjective. (context: especially of old people) energetic and in good health ¹

4. Adverb. In a lively and vigorous way ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sprightly

1. [adj -LIER, -LIEST]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sprightly

spriggier
spriggiest
sprigging
spriggite
spriggy
spright
sprighted
sprightful
sprightfully
sprightfulness
sprightless
sprightlier
sprightliest
sprightliness
sprightlinesses
sprightly (current term)
sprights
sprigs
sprigtail
sprigtails
spring-beetle
spring-clean
spring-cleaned
spring-cleaning
spring-cleans
spring-heeled
spring-like
spring-loaded
spring-release

Literary usage of Sprightly

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1. The Life of Charles Dickens by John Forster (1872)
"Fiist sprightly runnings. Sketches by Boz, Illustrative of Every-Day Life and ... But the first sprightly runnings of his genius are undoubtedly here. ..."

2. The Apples of New York by Spencer Ambrose Beach, Nathaniel Ogden Booth, Orrin Morehouse Taylor (1905)
"A Russian apple below medium size, yellow, striped with crimson, sprightly acid, suitable for culinary use in July, ripe in August. The tree is very hardy, ..."

3. The Life of Charles Dickens by John Forster (1874)
"... his Figure and his Name—First sprightly Runnings of Genius—The Sketches characterized—Mr. Seymour's Death —New Illustrator chosen—Mr. Hablot K. ..."

4. The Life of Charles Dickens by John Forster (1874)
"... his Figure and his Name—First sprightly Runnings of Genius—The Sketches characterized—Mr. Seymour's Death —New Illustrator chosen—Mr. Hablot K. ..."

5. Early Western Travels, 1748-1846: A Series of Annotated Reprints of Some of by Reuben Gold Thwaites (1905)
"Bowman, and our March resumed — Melancholy Reflections — Another Indian Visit — Mexican Captives — Voluntary Captivity — A sprightly Mexican Lad — Purchase ..."

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