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Synonyms for sprightly
ˈspraɪt lispright·ly

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sprightly

    Active refers to both quickness and constancy of action; in the former sense it is allied with agile, alert, brisk, etc.; in the latter, with busy, diligent, industrious. The active love employment, the busy are actually employed, the diligent and the industrious are habitually busy. The restless are active from inability to keep quiet; their activity may be without purpose, or out of all proportion to the purpose contemplated. The officious are undesirably active in the affairs of others. Compare ALERT; ALIVE; MEDDLESOME.

    Synonyms:
    active, agile, alert, brisk, bustling, busy, diligent, energetic, expeditious, industrious, lively, mobile, nimble, officious, prompt, quick, ready, restless, spry, supple, vigorous, wide awake

    Antonyms:
    dull, heavy, idle, inactive, indolent, inert, lazy, quiescent, quiet, slow, sluggish, stupid

    Preposition:
    Active in work, in a cause; for an object, as for justice; with persons or instrumentalities; about something, as about other people's business.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sprightly

    Synonyms:
    blithe, lively, gay, vivacious, alert, agile, brisk, animated

    Antonyms:
    sombre, dull, lifeless, sluggish, inanimate, heavy

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sprightlyadjective

    full of spirit and vitality

    "a sprightly young girl"; "a sprightly dance"

    Antonyms:
    spiritless

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sprightlyadjective

    Synonyms:
    lively, mercurial, animated, vigorous, vivacious, buoyant, brisk, active, alert, agile, blithe, blithesome, gay, airy, cheerful, joyous, frolicsome, buxom, debonair, pleasant

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sprightlyadjective

    Synonyms:
    lively, brisk, animated, debonair, vivacious, sportive, gay

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How to use sprightly in a sentence?

  1. Omar Khayyam:

    By Fate full many a heart has been undone, And many a sprightly rose made woe-begone; Plume thee not on thy lusty youth and strength: Full many a bud is blasted ere its bloom.

  2. Joseph Addison:

    There are many shining qualities on the mind of man; but none so useful as discretion. It is this which gives a value to all the rest, and sets them at work in their proper places, and turns them to the advantage of their possessor. Without it, learning is pedantry; wit, impertinence; virtue itself looks like weakness; and the best parts only qualify a man to be more sprightly in errors, and active to his own prejudice. Though a man has all other perfections and wants discretion, he will be of no great consequence in the world; but if he has this single talent in perfection, and but a common share of others, he may do what he pleases in his station of life.

  3. William Schaffner:

    Some of us in the scientific community here in the US have been a little surprised at the sprightly competitiveness of some of the comments from our colleagues at Oxford. We don't usually see that in public pronouncements, we've been grumpy with our national political leaders about providing inaccurate information, and we should hold scientific leaders to those same standards.


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