1. Animated or possessed by a spirit. [Obs.] “So talked the spirited, sly snake.”
2. Animated; full of life or vigor; lively; full of spirit or fire; as, a spirited oration; a spirited answer.
Note: ☞ Spirited is much used in composition; as in high-spirited, low-spirited, mean-spirited, etc.
Syn: -- Lively; vivacious; animated; ardent; active; bold; courageous.
-- Spir*it*ed*ly, adv. -- Spir*it*ed*ness, n.
n : quality of being active or spirited or alive and vigorous
[syn: animation, invigoration, brio, vivification]