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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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Daniel
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Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say spirit in sign language?

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How to use spirit in a sentence?

  1. Virginia Kelley:

    There is nothing like a newborn baby to renew your spirit - and to buttress your resolve to make the world a better place.

  2. Abbie Hoffman:

    Revolution is not something fixed in ideology, nor is it something fashioned to a particular decade. It is a perpetual process embedded in the human spirit.

  3. Homer:

    Nothing feebler than a man does the earth raise up, of all the things which breathe and move on the earth, for he believes that he will never suffer evil in the future, as long as the gods give him success and he flourishes in his strength but when the blessed gods bring sorrows too to pass, even these he bears, against his will, with steadfast spirit, for the thoughts of earthly men are like the day which the father of gods and men brings upon them.

  4. Kacey Wong:

    Art is just a tool to express the spirit of yearning for freedom, and that is what we are being deprived of.

  5. Nadine Gordimer:

    Art is on the side of the oppressed. Think before you shudder at the simplistic dictum and its heretical definition of the freedom of art. For if art is freedom of the spirit, how can it exist within the oppressors?


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