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  Definition of spirit
  1. a fundamental emotional and activating principle determining one''s character
  2. an inclination or tendency of a certain kind; "he had a change of heart"
  3. animation and energy in action or expression; "it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it"
  4. the intended meaning of a communication
  5. any incorporeal supernatural being that can become visible (or audible) to human beings
  6. the vital principle or animating force within living things
  7. the state of a person''s emotions (especially with regard to pleasure or dejection); "his emotional state depended on her opinion"; "he was in good spirits"; "his spirit rose"
  8. the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people; "the feel of the city excited him"; "a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting"; "it had the smell of treason"
  9. infuse with spirit; "The company spirited him up"
Similar Words: heart, liveliness, life, sprightliness, intent, purport, disembodied spirit, emotional state, tone, feel, feeling, flavor, flavour, look, smell, spirit up, inspirit

 

Hyponyms: courage, courageousness, bravery, cowardice, cowardliness, airiness, delicacy, alacrity, briskness, energy, vigor, vigour, vim, elan, esprit, breeziness, jauntiness, irrepressibility, buoyancy, high-spiritedness, exuberance, enthusiasm, ebullience, pep, peppiness, ginger, control, evil spirit, banshee, genie, jinni, jinnee, djinni, djinny, familiar, familiar spirit, peri, apparition, phantom, phantasm, phantasma, specter, spectre, presence, numen, python, sylvan, silvan, thunderbird, zombi, zombie, zombi spirit, zombie spirit, soul, psyche, embarrassment, ecstasy, rapture, transport, exaltation, raptus, gratification, satisfaction, happiness, felicity, state, unhappiness, Hollywood, Zeitgeist

 

Attributes: lively

 

Derivational Morphology: spiritize, spiritise, spirit up, inspirit, aim, purpose, purport, propose, mean, intend, look, appear, seem, feel, liveliness, life, sprightliness, emotional state, tone, feeling, flavor, flavour, smell

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 精神   Danish: ånd and liv and spiritus  
Dutch: geest   Estonian: hing and piiritus and vaim  
Finnish: alkoholi and henki   French: élan and esprit  
German: Geist   Greek: πνεύμα and οινοπνευματώδες  
Hebrew: רוח   Hungarian: alkohol and kedv  
Italian: spirito   Japanese: 精神 and 妖怪  
Korean: and 귀신 and 기풍 and 주정   Latin: genius and spiritus  
Polish: alkohol and duch and dusza   Portuguese: álcool and espírito  
Romanian: duh and spirit and suflet and tărie   Russian: алкоголь and дух and душа and привидение  
Serbian: alkohol and duh   Slovak: duch  
Slovene: duh and duša and špirit   Spanish: alcohol and espíritu  
Swedish: anda and ande and sprit  
 
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