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Synonyms for spirit
ˈspɪr ɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. spirit(noun)

    the vital principle or animating force within living things

    Synonyms:
    purport, sprightliness, tone, feeling, heart, look, emotional state, liveliness, disembodied spirit, flavour, life, flavor, intent, smell, feel

  2. spirit, tone, feel, feeling, flavor, flavour, look, smell(noun)

    the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people

    "the feel of the city excited him"; "a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting"; "it had the smell of treason"

    Synonyms:
    looking at, pure tone, touch, tactile property, life, timber, look, olfactory perception, timbre, sprightliness, step, tone of voice, smell, olfactory property, aspect, disembodied spirit, savor, feel, quality, tactile sensation, whole tone, impression, touch sensation, scent, aroma, savour, opinion, belief, olfactory sensation, sense of smell, facial expression, odour, shade, emotional state, tonicity, tone, sapidity, whole step, olfaction, flavour, heart, smack, tang, olfactory modality, odor, tonus, tincture, intent, feeling, tactual sensation, expression, notion, intuitive feeling, purport, relish, looking, flavor, face, musical note, liveliness, smelling, tint, note

  3. spirit(noun)

    a fundamental emotional and activating principle determining one's character

    Synonyms:
    purport, sprightliness, tone, feeling, heart, look, emotional state, liveliness, disembodied spirit, flavour, life, flavor, intent, smell, feel

  4. spirit, disembodied spirit(noun)

    any incorporeal supernatural being that can become visible (or audible) to human beings

    Synonyms:
    purport, sprightliness, tone, feeling, heart, look, emotional state, liveliness, disembodied spirit, flavour, life, flavor, intent, smell, feel

  5. emotional state, spirit(noun)

    the state of a person's emotions (especially with regard to pleasure or dejection)

    "his emotional state depended on her opinion"; "he was in good spirits"; "his spirit rose"

    Synonyms:
    purport, sprightliness, tone, feeling, heart, look, emotional state, liveliness, disembodied spirit, flavour, life, flavor, intent, smell, feel

  6. intent, purport, spirit(noun)

    the intended meaning of a communication

    Synonyms:
    intention, aim, liveliness, smell, design, flavour, disembodied spirit, sprightliness, feel, purport, flavor, look, drift, feeling, heart, life, intent, emotional state, tone, purpose

  7. liveliness, life, spirit, sprightliness(noun)

    animation and energy in action or expression

    "it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it"

    Synonyms:
    liveliness, smell, flavour, disembodied spirit, animation, life-time, purport, life, feeling, flavor, sprightliness, lifespan, life sentence, feel, emotional state, life history, look, aliveness, intent, living, lifetime, biography, tone, heart, life story

  8. heart, spirit(verb)

    an inclination or tendency of a certain kind

    "he had a change of heart"

    Synonyms:
    affection, life, affectionateness, substance, flavour, philia, sprightliness, gist, smell, centre, center, tenderness, core, heart, marrow, sum, nerve, ticker, disembodied spirit, nub, kernel, nitty-gritty, meat, emotional state, tone, feel, warmness, inwardness, pith, pump, bosom, essence, intent, mettle, warmheartedness, heart and soul, fondness, purport, spunk, flavor, feeling, liveliness, eye, look, middle

  9. spirit, spirit up, inspirit(verb)

    infuse with spirit

    "The company spirited him up"

    Synonyms:
    spirit up, inspirit

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. spirit

    Character is what one is; reputation, what he is thought to be; his record is the total of his known action or inaction. As a rule, a man's record will substantially express his character; his reputation may be higher or lower than his character or record will justify. Repute is a somewhat formal word, with the same general sense as reputation. One's nature includes all his original endowments or propensities; character includes both natural and acquired traits. We speak of one's physical constitution as strong or weak, etc., and figuratively, always with the adjective, of his mental or moral constitution. Compare CHARACTERISTIC.

    Synonyms:
    character, constitution, disposition, genius, nature, personality, record, reputation, temper, temperament

    Preposition:
    The witness has a character for veracity; his character is above suspicion; the character of the applicant.

Editors Contribution

  1. yōkai

    a yōkai is a supernatural monster, spirit, or demon from japanese folklore.

    it wasn't me! it was a yōkai!

    Submitted by anonymous on February 24, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. spirit(n.)

    Synonyms:
    vital essence (apart from matter), immaterial substance

  2. spirit(n.)

    Synonyms:
    soul, pure intelligence, inner man

  3. spirit(n.)

    Synonyms:
    apparition, ghost, spectre, shade, phantom, phantasm, sprite, fairy, elf, demon, genius

  4. spirit(n.)

    Synonyms:
    disposition, temper, humor, mood, spirits, frame of mind, turn of mind

  5. spirit(n.)

    Synonyms:
    courage, ardor, fire, energy, force, vigor, mettle, earnestness, enthusiasm, zeal, resolution, pluck, elevation of soul

  6. spirit(n.)

    Synonyms:
    liveliness, animation, piquancy, warmth, glow

  7. spirit(n.)

    Synonyms:
    person (as distinguished by peculiar qualities), individual

  8. spirit(n.)

    Synonyms:
    meaning, significance, purport, intent, drift, gist, tenor, sense

  9. spirit(n.)

    Synonyms:
    nature, character, complexion, characteristic quality

  10. spirit(n.)

    Synonyms:
    10. alcohol, distilled liquor

  11. spirit(n.)

    Synonyms:
    [With The prefixed.] holy Ghost, holy Spirit, paraclete, comforter, the Spirit of God

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. spirit(n)

    Synonyms:
    soul, shade, apparition, specter, ghost, phantom, revenant, animus, vivacity, energy, life, ardor, enthusiasm, zeal, force, intensity, temper, mood, meaning, intent, significance

  2. spirit(n. pl)

    Synonyms:
    manes

  3. spirit(v)

    Synonyms:
    inspirit, animate, encourage, spirit away, carry off, kidnap, abduct

How to pronounce spirit?

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Veena
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How to say spirit in sign language?

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How to use spirit in a sentence?

  1. Laurie Hyland Robertson:

    Yogic philosophy teaches that the body, mind and spirit are all interconnected — what you do in one area, for example, a physical exercise to strengthen your leg muscles, will have an effect in all of the other areas of your system, so we can expect that leg exercise, especially when you approach it in a mindful, purposeful way, to affect not only your quadriceps but also your emotional state, your body's physiology and even your mental outlook.

  2. Oprah Winfrey:

    The reason so many of us can't move forward is because we're cramped in a space too small to hold our spirit, you have to be in alignment with what it is you want to do.

  3. Black Hawk:

    The Great Spirit gave it to his children to live upon and cultivate as far as necessary for their subsistence; and so long as they occupy and cultivate it, they have a right to the soil.”

  4. James Buchanan:

    Public virtue is the vital spirit of republics, and history proves that when this has decayed and the love of money has usurped its place, although the forms of free government may remain for a season, the substance has departed forever.

  5. Justin Bour:

    Like the guys say, reserve your sorrow for Skaggs family, his wife, were going to keep grinding every day and playing hard and playing with a spirit.


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