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synonyms for sprightliness

  • activity
  • animation
  • application
  • ardor
  • birr
  • dash
  • drive
  • effectiveness
  • efficacy
  • efficiency
  • endurance
  • enterprise
  • exertion
  • fire
  • force
  • forcefulness
  • fortitude
  • get-up-and-go
  • go
  • hardihood
  • initiative
  • intensity
  • juice
  • life
  • liveliness
  • might
  • moxie
  • muscle
  • pep
  • pizzazz
  • pluck
  • potency
  • power
  • puissance
  • punch
  • spirit
  • spontaneity
  • stamina
  • steam
  • strength
  • toughness
  • tuck
  • vehemence
  • verve
  • vim
  • virility
  • vitality
  • vivacity
  • zeal
  • zest
  • zing
  • zip
  • operativeness
  • élan
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antonyms for sprightliness

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  • apathy
  • cowardice
  • disability
  • dispiritedness
  • dullness
  • enervation
  • helplessness
  • idleness
  • impotence
  • inability
  • inactivity
  • incompetence
  • indifference
  • indolence
  • ineffectiveness
  • inefficiency
  • lack
  • laziness
  • lethargy
  • lifelessness
  • powerlessness
  • uselessness
  • weakness
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How to use sprightliness in a sentence

She was shorter by a half-head than her darker cousin, and made up in sprightliness what she lacked of Ruth's gentle dignity.
MISTRESS WILDINGRAFAEL SABATINI
How should one understand that the tones which seemed so harsh and jarring belonged in truth to a very code of sprightliness?
A CURSORY HISTORY OF SWEARINGJULIAN SHARMAN
They made him stay to dinner and spend the rest of the day there, and by the evening he had recovered all his usual sprightliness.
ERIC, OR LITTLE BY LITTLEFREDERIC W. FARRAR
Pick-Me-Up devotes itself to the humour of the music-hall, and is probably not largely beholden to women for its sprightliness.
JOURNALISM FOR WOMENE.A. BENNETT
Her charmingly developed figure had that sprightliness which Spanish women alone possess.
THE GUIDE OF THE DESERTGUSTAVE AIMARD
Heine's lyrics, by their unwonted grace and sprightliness, captivated German readers.
A HISTORY OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY, YEAR BY YEAREDWIN EMERSON
They had twelve children, all good, though Theresa seems to have been the favorite, from her natural sprightliness and enthusiasm.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME VIIJOHN LORD
He had youth without diffidence, sprightliness without wit, opinion without judgment, and learning without knowledge.
CAMILLAFANNY BURNEY
Madam de Larnage added to her natural vivacity that portion of sprightliness which should have belonged to the daughter.
THE CONFESSIONS OF J. J. ROUSSEAU, COMPLETEJEAN JACQUES ROUSSEAU
She played Cupid here with so much verve, point, impudence and sprightliness, that other Cupids were created for her.
THE ENGLISH STAGEAUGUSTIN FILON
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO SPRIGHTLINESS

  • activity
  • acuteness
  • adroitness
  • alacrity
  • alertness
  • briskness
  • celerity
  • cleverness
  • dexterity
  • dispatch
  • expedition
  • fleetness
  • friskiness
  • litheness
  • liveliness
  • promptitude
  • promptness
  • quickness
  • quickwittedness
  • sharpness
  • sprightliness
  • spryness
  • suppleness
  • swiftness
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