Synonyms of spirit


1. spirit, vital principle, life principle

usage: the vital principle or animating force within living things

2. spirit, tone, feel, feeling, flavor, flavour, look, smell, atmosphere, ambiance, ambience

usage: 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"

3. spirit, character, fiber, fibre

usage: a fundamental emotional and activating principle determining one's character

4. spirit, disembodied spirit, spiritual being, supernatural being

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

5. emotional state, spirit, emotion

usage: 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"

6. intent, purport, spirit, meaning, significance, signification, import

usage: the intended meaning of a communication

7. liveliness, life, spirit, sprightliness, animation, spiritedness, invigoration, brio, vivification

usage: animation and energy in action or expression; "it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it"

8. heart, spirit, disposition, temperament

usage: an inclination or tendency of a certain kind; "he had a change of heart"


1. spirit, spirit up, inspirit, enliven, liven, liven up, invigorate, animate

usage: infuse with spirit; "The company spirited him up"

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