Definition of low spirits in English:

low spirits

plural noun

  • A feeling of sadness and despondency.

    ‘he was in low spirits’
    • ‘This kind of headache, which occurs most often between the ages of 10 and 16 years, can be marked by low spirits, despondency, chronic fatigue, frequent crying, and withdrawn behavior.’
    • ‘Her low spirits were actually raised for a time, as she dances with different crewmembers and drank like a sailor.’
    • ‘The most common claim is that drink raises low spirits.’
    • ‘She was gone and my low spirits returned in her absence.’
    • ‘They sat in their cages that night tired, sore, and in low spirits.’
    • ‘Signs to look out for, other than weight loss, are a change in personality, irritability, fatigue, low spirits, burst blood vessels around the eyes, hair loss and yellowing teeth.’
    • ‘When I came home from Wales I was struck by horrible feelings of doom, depression, general low spirits and a sense of self-loathing.’
    • ‘Although she didn't show it, she was in low spirits.’
    • ‘Is it a cold shiver which, passing over my skin, has upset my nerves and given me a fit of low spirits?’
    • ‘I started the second half of my day with low spirits, sure the day couldn't get any worse.’
    • ‘He's fallen two more positions and is reportedly in low spirits about having to drop six dogs halfway into the race.’
    • ‘I was feeling myself in extremely low spirits, and a bad way but I was glad to see the back of that place.’
    • ‘He believes that some people may have a predetermined vulnerability to romantic ups and downs - and to low spirits during those down periods.’
    • ‘Some celibate persons may experience psychological and physical symptoms that range from irritability to insomnia or low spirits.’
    • ‘Patients are usually in low spirits, are unable to focus their attention and feel sad and frustrated.’
    • ‘I think laughter is the best medicine for low spirits and food for headaches.’
    • ‘Nobody has suffered more from low spirits than I have done - so I feel for you.’
    • ‘So it would be hypocritical to gripe about disappointed expectations here, although it would be a lie to say they didn't feature in my recent low spirits.’
    • ‘When the days get shorter and the nights get colder, there is need for a few days of joyful celebration, to avoid being bogged down by low spirits.’
    • ‘W appeared in wretchedly low spirits and in no respects bridegroom like.’
    unhappiness, distress, wretchedness, hardship, suffering, affliction, anguish, anxiety, angst, torment, torture, hell, agony, pain, discomfort, deprivation, poverty, grief, heartache, heartbreak, heartbrokenness, despair, despondency, dejection, depression, desolation, gloom, gloominess, moroseness, doldrums, melancholy, melancholia, woe, sadness, sorrow
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