Definition of spiritless in English:

spiritless

adjective

  • Lacking courage, vigour, or vivacity.

    ‘Ruth and I played a spiritless game of Scrabble’
    • ‘But the answer, from all parties involved - advertisers, buyers, and networks - appears to be a resounding, but spiritless, ‘No.’’
    • ‘It is been an absolute nightmare watching the spiritless performances of the team.’
    • ‘I come to that conclusion based upon the spiritless performance City put up against Pompey last Saturday.’
    • ‘Benjamin Disraeli blamed the Act of 1774 for ‘all those flat, dull spiritless streets, all resembling each other, like a large family of plain children.’’
    • ‘In my two practices I had already learned that nothing infuriated Candy more than a spiritless cheerleader.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, I usually end up taking the entire soul with me, and then whoever is before me at the time will become a spiritless wanderer, unaware of the fate soon lying before him.’
    • ‘The patient is spiritless, indifferent in expression, has dull eyes and a sluggish response, or may even be unconscious or have a mental disturbance.’
    • ‘And here I assumed you to be a spiritless little waif!’
    • ‘Her thoughts were spiritless; she had no energy.’
    • ‘The sequel was a spiritless, desultory affair - a poorly edited, flatly directed retread.’
    • ‘He looked at me plainly, his face emotionless, lips flat, eyes spiritless, forehead smooth.’
    • ‘He does not need our wealth or spiritless ritual worship though He gives high value to the heart that is brimful of the feelings of gratitude and thankfulness.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, it's back to the piano and more spiritless love ballads from there.’
    • ‘It is to be distinguished from his dread of a stagnant and spiritless despotism.’
    • ‘It is safe music that takes no risks: relying instead on a ball-less, soulless, spiritless edifice of ‘music’.’
    • ‘He imagined it would be like lying with a dead woman, so spiritless was her expression.’
    • ‘The online vibrancy displayed by most digerati/blogcritics/netizens somehow contradicts this view - one would not call most netizens spiritless.’
    • ‘Well-cooked fish tastes of life, whereas overcooked fish tastes of spiritless grey anti-matter.’
    • ‘While I appear as a spiritless student, my core revolves around pride, but what spirit I have appears but only at selective intervals.’
    • ‘He enjoyed a physical survival, and wrote short, spiritless articles in Comintern journals.’
    apathetic, passive, unenthusiastic, lifeless, listless, lacking in vitality, weak, feeble, spineless, droopy, limp, languid, bloodless, insipid, characterless, submissive, meek, irresolute, indecisive
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Pronunciation

spiritless

/ˈspɪrɪtləs/