Definition of Sprightliness

1. Noun. Animation and energy in action or expression. "It was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it"




Definition of Sprightliness

1. n. The quality or state of being sprightly; liveliness; life; briskness; vigor; activity; gayety; vivacity.

Definition of Sprightliness

1. Noun. The property of being sprightly. ¹

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Definition of Sprightliness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sprightliness

sprigger
spriggers
spriggier
spriggiest
sprigging
spriggite
spriggy
spright
sprighted
sprightful
sprightfully
sprightfulness
sprightless
sprightlier
sprightliest
sprightliness (current term)
sprightlinesses
sprightly
sprights
sprigs
sprigtail
sprigtails
spring-beetle
spring-clean
spring-cleaned
spring-cleaning
spring-cleans
spring-heeled
spring-like

Literary usage of Sprightliness

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1. The Early Diary of Frances Burney, 1768-1778: With a Selection from Her by Fanny Burney (1889)
"She did it with great ease, sprightliness, and propriety, and looked exceedingly well.1 I am very glad, that she has succeeded in so ..."

2. A Journal of Travels in England, Holland and Scotland, and of Two Passages by Benjamin Silliman (1820)
"... country seats—Summer-houses—Holland a wonderful country —Leyden—sprightliness of a Dutch party iu the Trek Schuit— Haarlem—Dutch women. ..."

3. Memoirs of the Court of England During the Reign of the Stuarts: Including by John Heneage Jesse (1855)
"... England—Retires to Ratisbon—His Witty Letter to the Duke of Buckingham—The German Widow—Sudden Death of Etherege —His sprightliness and showy Person. ..."

4. The Life of Mrs. Jordan: Including Original Private Correspondence, and by James Boaden (1831)
"... her gown—Her performance in the Confederacy—Her Rosalind somewhat divides the town— Whether the sprightliness or the sensibility should predominate ? ..."

5. Memoirs of Count Grammont by Anthony Hamilton (1809)
"gaiety and sprightliness, which diffused universal merriment wherever she went. ... sprightliness ..."

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