Definition of spiritless in English:

spiritless

adjective

  • Lacking courage, vigour, or vivacity.

    ‘Ruth and I played a spiritless game of Scrabble’
    • ‘He looked at me plainly, his face emotionless, lips flat, eyes spiritless, forehead smooth.’
    • ‘And here I assumed you to be a spiritless little waif!’
    • ‘Well-cooked fish tastes of life, whereas overcooked fish tastes of spiritless grey anti-matter.’
    • ‘The patient is spiritless, indifferent in expression, has dull eyes and a sluggish response, or may even be unconscious or have a mental disturbance.’
    • ‘Her thoughts were spiritless; she had no energy.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The online vibrancy displayed by most digerati/blogcritics/netizens somehow contradicts this view - one would not call most netizens spiritless.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I come to that conclusion based upon the spiritless performance City put up against Pompey last Saturday.’
    • ‘It is safe music that takes no risks: relying instead on a ball-less, soulless, spiritless edifice of ‘music’.’
    • ‘The sequel was a spiritless, desultory affair - a poorly edited, flatly directed retread.’
    • ‘He imagined it would be like lying with a dead woman, so spiritless was her expression.’
    • ‘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.’’
    • ‘He enjoyed a physical survival, and wrote short, spiritless articles in Comintern journals.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, it's back to the piano and more spiritless love ballads from there.’
    • ‘While I appear as a spiritless student, my core revolves around pride, but what spirit I have appears but only at selective intervals.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It is to be distinguished from his dread of a stagnant and spiritless despotism.’
    • ‘In my two practices I had already learned that nothing infuriated Candy more than a spiritless cheerleader.’
    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/