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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Spiritless  \Spir"it*less\,  a. 
  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.'' 
  --Greenhill.  --  {Spir"it*less*ly},  adv  -- 
  {Spir"it*less*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  spiritless 
  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}] 




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