sprightliness

  • 1 Sprightliness — Spright li*ness ( l[i^]*n[e^]s), n. The quality or state of being sprightly; liveliness; life; briskness; vigor; activity; gayety; vivacity. [1913 Webster] In dreams, observe with what a sprightliness and alacrity does she [the soul] exert… …

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  • 2 sprightliness — index life (vitality) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 sprightliness — sprightly (also spritely) ► ADJECTIVE (sprightlier, sprightliest) ▪ (especially of an old person) lively; energetic. DERIVATIVES sprightliness noun. ORIGIN from spright, a rare variant of SPRITE(Cf. ↑sprite) …

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  • 4 sprightliness — noun see sprightly …

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  • 5 sprightliness — See sprightly. * * * …

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  • 6 sprightliness — noun The property of being sprightly …

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  • 7 sprightliness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Capacity or power for work or vigorous activity: animation, energy, force, might, potency, power, puissance, steam, strength. Informal: get up and go, go, pep, peppiness, zip. See ACTION …

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  • 8 sprightliness — spright·li·ness || spraɪtlɪnɪs n. liveliness, animation, spirit …

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  • 9 sprightliness — n. Liveliness, life, briskness, vivacity, animation, alertness, cheerfulness, gayety, frolicsomeness, vigor, activity …

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  • 10 sprightliness — n liveliness, vivacity, animation; dynamism, energy, Inf. get up and go, briskness, vitality; spark, fire, warmth, dash, e lan, spirit, spiritedness; eagerness, enthusiasm, exhilaration, sanguineness, cheerfulness, optimism; airiness, buoyancy,… …

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  • 11 sprightliness — spright·li·ness …

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  • 12 sprightliness — noun animation and energy in action or expression it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it • Syn: ↑liveliness, ↑life, ↑spirit • Derivationally related forms: ↑sprightly, ↑spirit ( …

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  • 13 sprightly — sprightliness, n. /spruyt lee/, adj., sprightlier, sprightliest, adv. adj. 1. animated, vivacious, or gay; lively. adv. 2. in a sprightly manner. [1590 1600; spright (sp. var. of SPRITE) + LY] Syn. 1. spirited, blithe, buoyant, spry. * * * …

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  • 14 Liveliness — Live li*ness, n. [From {Lively}.] 1. The quality or state of being lively or animated; sprightliness; vivacity; animation; spirit; as, the liveliness of youth, contrasted with the gravity of age. B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] 2. An appearance of life …

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  • 15 agility — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. nimbleness, dexterity, spryness, quickness, deftness, briskness, swiftness, sprightliness, friskiness, rapidity, readiness, liveliness, promptitude, alacrity, promptness, alertness, dispatch, expedition, litheness, activity …

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  • 16 agility — n 1. nimbleness, sprightliness, litheness, coordination, Dial. gainliness; quickness, fleet footedness, fleetness, swiftness, rapidity. 2. activity, liveliness, aliveness, bustle, briskness, dapperness; suppleness, deftness, dextrousness; light… …

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  • 17 liveliness — noun 1. general activity and motion (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑animation • Derivationally related forms: ↑lively • Hypernyms: ↑activity 2. animation and energy in action or expression …

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  • 18 Alacrity — A*lac ri*ty, n. [L. alacritas, fr. alacer lively, eager, prob. akin to Gr. ? to drive, Goth. aljan zeal.] A cheerful readiness, willingness, or promptitude; joyous activity; briskness; sprightliness; as, the soldiers advanced with alacrity to… …

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  • 19 Animation — An i*ma tion, n. [L. animatio, fr. animare.] 1. The act of animating, or giving life or spirit; the state of being animate or alive. [1913 Webster] The animation of the same soul quickening the whole frame. Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster] Perhaps an… …

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  • 20 Buoyancies — Buoyancy Buoy an*cy, n.; pl. {Buoyancies}. 1. The property of floating on the surface of a liquid, or in a fluid, as in the atmosphere; specific lightness, which is inversely as the weight compared with that of an equal volume of water. [1913… …

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