spiritless

spiritless
I
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. dull, apathetic, unconcerned; see indifferent 1 .
II
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
listless, *out of it, *dead, suffering from malaise, *down in the dumps, depressed, *bummed out, melancholy, indifferent, lifeless, slothful, sluggish, passionless.
ANT.: spirited, *charged, lively
III
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Lacking energy and vitality or showing such a lack: flagging, lackadaisical, languid, languorous, leaden, limp, listless, lymphatic. See ACTION, TIRED. 2. In low spirits: blue, dejected, depressed, desolate, dispirited, down, downcast, downhearted, dull, dysphoric, gloomy, heavy-hearted, low, melancholic, melancholy, sad, tristful, unhappy, wistful. Idiom: down at (or in) the mouth. See HAPPY. 3. Lacking liveliness, charm, or surprise: arid, aseptic, colorless, drab, dry, dull, earthbound, flat, flavorless, lackluster, lifeless, lusterless, matter-of-fact, pedestrian, prosaic, sterile, stodgy, unimaginative, uninspired. See EXCITE.

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