One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘they were young, strong, and bursting with high spirits’
liveliness, vitality, spirit, spiritedness, animation, zest, dynamism, energy, vigour, boisterousness, bounciness, sparkle, vivacity, buoyancy, cheerfulness, good cheer, good humour, joy, joyfulness, exuberance, ebullience, verve
joie de vivre
informal go, pep, oomph, pizzazz, zing, zip, fizz
‘the team were in high spirits following their victory’
ebullient, buoyant, cheerful, sunny, breezy, jaunty, light-hearted, high-spirited, exhilarated, excited, elated, exultant, euphoric, joyful, cheery, merry, jubilant, sparkling, effervescent, vivacious, enthusiastic, irrepressible, energetic, animated, full of life, lively, vigorous, zestful
bubbly, bouncy, peppy, zingy, upbeat, chipper, chirpy, smiley, sparky, full of beans
gladsome, blithe, blithesome
as merry as a grig, of good cheer
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