Definition of high-spirited in US English:



  • Lively and cheerful in behavior or mood.

    ‘high-spirited vacationers’
    ‘high-spirited victory celebrations’
    • ‘The show was big, generous, inclusive and high-spirited.’
    • ‘I saw an altogether different person, a high-spirited, hard-working creative filmmaker, interacting with his stars and staff.’
    • ‘He became a movie legend by thrilling audiences with his high-spirited adventures, roguish charm, and dashing good looks.’
    • ‘He was caught up in the high-spirited behaviour.’
    • ‘More than 6,000 people took to the streets of Dublin at the weekend in a high-spirited and colourful celebration.’
    • ‘The sea seemed to reflect my mood: high-spirited and cheerful.’
    • ‘Relations between members were informal, often tense, and their debates were certainly high-spirited.’
    • ‘The high-spirited crowd was then entertained by two big bands.’
    • ‘She was a very competitive and high-spirited child.’
    • ‘Over 300 people attended the ceremony, which was followed by a high-spirited barbecue.’
    lively, spirited, full of life, full of fun, fun-loving, animated, vibrant, vital, zestful, dynamic, active, energetic, vigorous, boisterous, bouncy, bubbly, sparkling, vivacious, effervescent, buoyant, cheerful, joyful, exuberant, ebullient, jaunty, irrepressible
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