sprightly

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From spright (spirit) +‎ -ly. (Spright is a variant of sprite.)

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sprightly (comparative sprightlier, superlative sprightliest)

  1. Animated, vivacious, or gay; lively.
  2. Full of life and vigor, especially with a light and springy step.
  3. (especially of an old person) Energetic and in good health.

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sprightly (comparative sprightlier, superlative sprightliest)

  1. In a lively and vigorous way,

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