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high-spir·it·ed

(hī′spĭr′ĭ-tĭd)
adj.
1. Having a proud or unbroken spirit: a high-spirited horse.
2. Vivacious; lively: a high-spirited tune.

high′-spir′it·ed·ly adv.
high′-spir′it·ed·ness n.
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high-spirited

adj
vivacious, bold, or lively
?high-?spiritedly adv
?high-?spiritedness n
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high′-spir′ited



adj.
1. characterized by energetic enthusiasm, elation, vivacity, etc.
2. boldly courageous; mettlesome.
[1625–35]
high′-spir′it•ed•ly, adv.
high′-spir′it•ed•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.high-spirited - joyously unrestrainedhigh-spirited - joyously unrestrained    
spirited - displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness
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high-spirited

adjective lively, spirited, vivacious, vital, daring, dashing, bold, energetic, animated, vibrant, exuberant, bouncy, boisterous, fun-loving, ebullient, sparky, effervescent, alive and kicking, full of life, spunky (informal), full of beans (informal), frolicsome, mettlesome Her high-spirited demeanour was not ideally suited for palace life.
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high-spirited

adjective
1. Very brisk, alert, and full of high spirits:
Informal: peppy.
Idioms: bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, full of life.
2. Full of or characterized by a lively, emphatic, eager quality:
Informal: snappy.
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Translations

high-spirited

[ˌhaɪˈspɪrɪtɪd] ADJ [person] → animado; [horse] → fogoso
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high

(hai) adjective
1. at, from, or reaching up to, a great distance from ground-level, sea-level etc. a high mountain; a high dive; a dive from the high diving-board.
2. having a particular height. This building is about 20 metres high; My horse is fifteen hands high.
3. great; large; considerable. The car was travelling at high speed; He has a high opinion of her work; They charge high prices; high hopes; The child has a high fever/temperature.
4. most important; very important. the high altar in a church; Important criminal trials are held at the High Court; a high official.
5. noble; good. high ideals.
6. (of a wind) strong. The wind is high tonight.
7. (of sounds) at or towards the top of a (musical) range. a high note.
8. (of voices) like a child's voice (rather than like a man's). He still speaks in a high voice.
9. (of food, especially meat) beginning to go bad.
10. having great value. Aces and kings are high cards.
adverb
at, or to, a great distance from ground-level, sea-level etc. The plane was flying high in the sky; He'll rise high in his profession.
?highly adverb
1. very; very much. highly delighted; highly paid; I value the book highly.
2. with approval. He thinks/speaks very highly of you.
?highness noun
1. the state or quality of being high.
2. a title of a prince, princess etc. Your Highness; Her Highness.
?high-chair noun
a chair with long legs, used by a baby or young child at mealtimes.
?high-?class adjective
of high quality. This is a high-class hotel.
higher education
education beyond the level of secondary school education, eg at a university.
high fidelity high quality and great accuracy (in the reproduction of sound). See also hi-fi
?high-?handed adjective
done, acting, without consultation of, or consideration for, other people. a high-handed decision; A new headmaster should try not to be too high-handed.
?high-?handedly adverb
?high-?handedness noun
high jump
a sports contest in which people jump over a bar which is raised until no-one can jump over it.
?highlands noun plural
a mountainous part of certain countries, especially (with capital) of Scotland.
?high-level adjective
involving important people. high-level talks.
?highlight noun
the best or most memorable event, experience, part of something etc. The highlight of our holiday was a trip to a brewery.
verb
to draw particular attention to (a person, thing etc).
?highly-?strung adjective
very nervous; very easily upset or excited.
?high-?minded adjective
having or showing good or noble ideals, principles etc.
?high-?mindedness noun
?high-?pitched adjective
(of sounds, voices etc) high, sharp. a high-pitched, childish voice.
?high-?powered adjective
(with an engine which is) very powerful. a high-powered motorboat/engine.
?high-rise adjective
with many storeys. She does not like living in a high-rise flat as the children cannot get out to play easily.
?highroad noun
a main road.
high school
a secondary school. She goes to high school next year.
?high-?spirited adjective
showing high spirits. a high-spirited horse.
high spirits
enthusiasm, cheerfulness and energy. He's in high spirits today.
high street
(with capital when used as a name) the main street of a town etc, usually with shops etc.
high-tech (?hai ?tek) noun
(also hi-tech, ~high technology) the use of advanced machines and equipment in industry.
adjective
(also hi-tech). high-tech industries.
high tide
the time when the tide is farthest up the shore. High tide today is at 15.46; They set sail at high tide.
high treasontreasonhigh water
the time at which the tide or other water (eg a river) is at its highest point.
?highway noun
a road, especially a large or main road.
Highway Code
in Britain, (a booklet containing) a set of official rules for road users.
?highwaymanplural ?highwaymen noun
in earlier times, a man usually on horseback, who attacked and robbed people travelling in coaches etc on public roads.
high wirewirehigh and dry
1. (of boats) on the shore; out of the water. The boat was left high and dry of the beach.
2. in difficulties. Her husband has left her high and dry without any money.
high and low
everywhere. I've searched high and low for that book.
high and mighty
behaving as if one thinks one is very important. Don't be so high and mighty – you're just like any one of us.
the high seas
the open seas; far from land.
it is etc high time
something ought to be done or have been done etc by now. It is high time that this job was finished; It's high time someone spanked that child.

see also tall.
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References in classic literature ?
Commotions also arise in aristocracies, from there being so few persons in power (as we have already observed they do in oligarchies, for in this particular an aristocracy is most near an oligarchy, for in both these states the administration of public affairs is in the hands of a few; not that this arises from the same cause in both, though herein they chiefly seem alike): and these will necessarily be most likely to happen when the generality of the people are high-spirited and think themselves equal to each other in merit; such were those at Lacedasmon, called the Partheniae (for these were, as well as others, descendants of citizens), who being detected in a conspiracy against the state, were sent to found Tarentum.
But it seemed these beer busts were a diversion of these high-spirited young fellows whereby they whiled away the tedium of existence by making fools of their betters.
This gave him a high station in his own esteem, and thus contributed indirectly to his better behaviour; for he was scrupulous as well as high-spirited, and prided himself on nothing more than on a just submission.
Now we know why there is an 'og' to Mauban's high-spirited festival
'Defeat is impossible with such high-spirited mothers in existence,' COAS said.
DUBAI: The all-new Multan Sultans will take on high-spirited Quetta Gladiators tonight at the Dubai International Stadium in what is expected to be a high-voltage game.Gladiators, who started their Pakistan Super League (PSL) journey with a marvellousvictory, later stumbled into a string of defeats.
In his message issued here Friday, the chief minister said that flying officer Maryam Mukhtar was a capable, talented and high-spirited personality and her patriotism, steadfastness and bravery were an example for the younger generation.
The CM said that flying officer Maryam Mukhtar was a capable, talented and high-spirited personality and her patriotism, steadfastness and bravery are an example for the younger generation.
Footage capturing a gang of high-spirited supporters circulated social media following the club's 1-0 away defeat to Wolves.