from The Century Dictionary.

  • Full of spirit; lively.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective rare Full of spirit; spirited.

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  • adjective Full of spirit; spirited.


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spirit +‎ -ful


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  • I liked their priest - she was a vibrant, very spiritful woman, who spoke a homily about walls that have lasted for hundreds of years without mortar; occasionally they will need patching, and it's crucial to get that patching.

    Wedding in Boston bats22 2008

  • Miss Howe is a charming creature too; but confoundedly smart and spiritful.

    Clarissa Harlowe 2006

  • If you will indite a letter to ----, putting spirit into her, and telling her that this horrid ironing and starching is very possible, you will do a great good, for, as ---- said, 'Poor thing, she is not spiritful, and is easily frightened.'

    Selections from the Letters of Geraldine Endsor Jewsbury to Jane Welsh Carlyle 1892

  • It is quite possible even now to point out, by the help of a few disjointed fragments still preserved, the position, and to divine the sense, of certain spiritful and defiant passages which, in the interest of

    The Sceptics of the Old Testament: Job - Koheleth - Agur Emile Joseph Dillon 1894

  • This is our spiritful standing through faith by virtue of Christ's death: our actual mortification of particular sins is in proportion to the degree of our effectually being made conformable to His death.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible 1871

  • Miss Howe is a charming creature too; but confoundedly smart and spiritful.

    Clarissa Harlowe; or the history of a young lady — Volume 3 Samuel Richardson 1725

  • This wine is exceeding pleasant, strong, spiritful and comfortable.

    The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened Kenelm Digby 1634

  • Bert is the young Kenneth, a young, energetic, and spiritful boy and also dare to dream.

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  • I was not ill pleased to hear Mrs Pawkie so spiritful; but I replied, 'Dinna try to stretch your arm, gudewife, farther than your sleeve will let you; we maun ca' canny mony a day yet before we think of dignities. '"

    The Proverbs of Scotland Alexander Hislop 1836


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  • Miss Howe is a charming creature too; but confoundedly smart, and spiritful. I am a good deal afraid of her.

    Lovelace to Belford, Clarissa by Samuel Richardson

    December 11, 2007