spiritless

Definitions of spiritless
  1. adjective
    lacking ardor or vigor or energy
    “a spiritless reply to criticism”
    Synonyms:
    dull
    lacking in liveliness or animation
    unenthusiastic
    not enthusiastic; lacking excitement or ardor
    apathetic
    showing little or no emotion or animation
    bloodless
    without vigor or zest or energy
    dispirited, listless
    marked by low spirits; showing no enthusiasm
    heartless
    devoid of courage or enthusiasm
    thin
    lacking spirit or sincere effort
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    Antonyms:
    spirited
    displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness
    lively
    full of life and energy
    energetic
    possessing or exerting or displaying energy
    enthusiastic, keen
    having or showing great excitement and interest
    boisterous, knockabout
    full of rough and exuberant animal spirits
    con brio
    with liveliness or spirit
    dashing, gallant
    lively and spirited
    ebullient, exuberant, high-spirited
    joyously unrestrained
    feisty, plucky, spunky
    showing courage
    impertinent, irreverent, pert, saucy
    characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality
    lively, racy
    full of zest or vigor
    mettlesome
    having a proud and unbroken spirit
    resilient
    recovering readily from adversity, depression, or the like
    snappy, whipping
    smart and fashionable
    sprightly
    full of spirit and vitality
    vibrant, vivacious
    vigorous and animated
    barmy, yeasty, zestful, zesty
    marked by spirited enjoyment
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  2. adjective
    evidencing little spirit or courage; overly submissive or compliant
    synonyms: meek
    submissive
    inclined or willing to submit to orders or wishes of others or showing such inclination
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