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Lacking courage, vigour, or vivacity.‘Ruth and I played a spiritless game of Scrabble’
apathetic, passive, unenthusiastic, lifeless, listless, lacking in vitality, weak, feeble, spineless, droopy, limp, languid, bloodless, insipid, characterless, submissive, meek, irresolute, indecisivelacklustre, flat, colourless, passionless, uninspiring, uninspired, wooden, dry, desiccated, unimpassioned, anaemic, vapid, dull, boringwishy-washyhalf-arsedView synonyms
- ‘He imagined it would be like lying with a dead woman, so spiritless was her expression.’
- ‘It is to be distinguished from his dread of a stagnant and spiritless despotism.’
- ‘Well-cooked fish tastes of life, whereas overcooked fish tastes of spiritless grey anti-matter.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘But the answer, from all parties involved - advertisers, buyers, and networks - appears to be a resounding, but spiritless, ‘No.’’
- ‘While I appear as a spiritless student, my core revolves around pride, but what spirit I have appears but only at selective intervals.’
- ‘The sequel was a spiritless, desultory affair - a poorly edited, flatly directed retread.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘In my two practices I had already learned that nothing infuriated Candy more than a spiritless cheerleader.’
- ‘Her thoughts were spiritless; she had no energy.’
- ‘And here I assumed you to be a spiritless little waif!’
- ‘The patient is spiritless, indifferent in expression, has dull eyes and a sluggish response, or may even be unconscious or have a mental disturbance.’
- ‘It is been an absolute nightmare watching the spiritless performances of the team.’
- ‘It is safe music that takes no risks: relying instead on a ball-less, soulless, spiritless edifice of ‘music’.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’’
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