1. Destitute of spirit; wanting animation; wanting cheerfulness; dejected; depressed.
2. Destitute of vigor; wanting life, courage, or fire.
A men so faint, so spiritless,
So dull, so dead in lock, so woebegone. --Shak.
3. Having no breath; extinct; dead. “The spiritless body.”
-- Spir*it*less*ly, adv. -- Spir*it*less*ness, n.
adj 1: lacking ardor or vigor or energy; "a spiritless reply to
criticism" [ant: spirited]
2: lacking spirit; "it was a spiritless attempt"
3: evidencing little spirit or courage; overly submissive or
compliant; "compliant and anxious to suit his opinions of
those of others"; "a fine fiery blast against meek
conformity"- Orville Prescott; "she looked meek but had
the heart of a lion"; "was submissive and subservient"
[syn: compliant, meek]