Synonyms of spirit in English:

spirit


See definition of spirit

noun

1‘we seek a harmony between body and spirit’

SYNONYMS

soul, psyche, inner self, inner being, essential being

pneuma

anima, ego, id

ka

atman

ANTONYMS

body, flesh

2‘the spirit of nature’

SYNONYMS

life force, animating principle, vital spark, breath of life

élan vital

3‘local people say that his spirit walks among the hills’

SYNONYMS

ghost, phantom, spectre, apparition, wraith, shadow, presence

Scottish Irish bodach

Doppelgänger

West Indian duppy

informal spook

literary phantasm, shade, revenant, visitant, wight

rare eidolon, manes

4‘this thought dampened even my optimistic spirit’

SYNONYMS

temperament, disposition, character, nature, personality, temper, make-up, humour, cast of mind, turn of mind, complexion

mind, heart

5‘she's got the right spirit’

SYNONYMS

attitude, frame of mind, way of thinking, way of looking at it, state of mind, point of view, outlook, thoughts, ideas

6‘the spirit of the team is high’

SYNONYMS

morale, team spirit

esprit de corps

7‘the spirit of the nineteenth century’

SYNONYMS

ethos, prevailing tendency, motivating force, animating principle, dominating characteristic, essence, quintessence

atmosphere, mood, feeling, temper, tenor, climate

attitudes, beliefs, principles, standards, ethics

8‘though he was in considerable discomfort, his spirit never failed him’

SYNONYMS

courage, bravery, courageousness, braveness, pluck, pluckiness, valour, strength of character, fortitude, backbone, spine, mettle, stout-heartedness, determination, firmness of purpose, resolution, resoluteness, resolve, fight, gameness

informal guts, grit, spunk

British informal bottle

North American informal sand, moxie

9‘they played with great spirit’

SYNONYMS

animation, enthusiasm, eagerness, keenness, liveliness, vivacity, vivaciousness, energy, verve, vigour, dynamism, zest, dash, elan, panache, sparkle, exuberance, gusto, brio, pep, go, sap, fervour, zeal, fire, passion

informal pizzazz, oomph, zing, zip, zap, vim, get-up-and-go

10‘we must be seen to keep to the spirit of the law as well as the letter’

SYNONYMS

real meaning, true meaning, true intention, essence, substance


Phrases

    spirit someone/something away

      ‘the girl was spirited away before we got anywhere near her’

      SYNONYMS

      abduct, kidnap, make off with, run away with, whisk away, carry off, steal away with, snatch, seize

      abscond with

      spirit