Difference between Sprightly and Spirited

What is the difference between Sprightly and Spirited?

Sprightly as an adjective is animated, vivacious, or gay; lively while Spirited as an adjective is lively, vigorous, animated or courageous.


Part of speech: adjective

Definition: animated, vivacious, or gay; lively full of life and vigor, especially with a light and springy step (especially of old people) energetic and in good health

Part of speech: adverb

Definition: In a lively and vigorous way


Part of speech: verb

Definition: To carry off, especially in haste, secrecy, or mystery.

Part of speech: adjective

Definition: Lively, vigorous, animated or courageous.Behaving in a specified way that has a particular feeling, mood, or character.

Example sentence: We're going to hear a lot of spirited discussion about the President's plan in the next few days and weeks and that's fine as long as everyone comes ready to talk and not just snipe, complain and argue.

We hope you now know whether to use Sprightly or Spirited in your sentence.

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