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    spirit - Dictionary definition and meaning for word spirit

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