Synonyms for spirit

Synonyms for (noun) spirit

Synonyms: spirit

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

Similar words: fiber, fibre, character

Definition: the inherent complex of attributes that determines a persons moral and ethical actions and reactions

Usage: education has for its object the formation of character- Herbert Spencer


Synonyms: spirit, heart

Definition: an inclination or tendency of a certain kind

Usage: he had a change of heart

Similar words: disposition, temperament

Definition: your usual mood

Usage: he has a happy disposition


Synonyms: life, liveliness, spirit, sprightliness

Definition: animation and energy in action or expression

Usage: it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it

Similar words: spiritedness, invigoration, animation, brio, vivification

Definition: quality of being active or spirited or alive and vigorous


Synonyms: spirit, intent, purport

Definition: the intended meaning of a communication

Similar words: significance, signification, meaning, import

Definition: the message that is intended or expressed or signified

Usage: what is the meaning of this sentence; the significance of a red traffic light; the signification of Chinese characters; the import of his announcement was ambiguous


Synonyms: disembodied spirit, spirit

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

Similar words: supernatural being, spiritual being

Definition: an incorporeal being believed to have powers to affect the course of human events


Synonyms: spirit

Definition: the vital principle or animating force within living things

Similar words: vital principle, life principle

Definition: a hypothetical force to which the functions and qualities peculiar to living things are sometimes ascribed


Synonyms: emotional state, spirit

Definition: the state of a person's emotions (especially with regard to pleasure or dejection)

Usage: his emotional state depended on her opinion; he was in good spirits; his spirit rose

Similar words: emotion

Definition: any strong feeling


Synonyms: look, feel, feeling, flavor, flavour, tone, smell, spirit

Definition: the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people

Usage: the feel of the city excited him; a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting; it had the smell of treason

Similar words: ambiance, ambience, atmosphere

Definition: a particular environment or surrounding influence

Usage: there was an atmosphere of excitement

Synonyms for (verb) spirit

Synonyms: spirit, spirit up, inspirit

Definition: infuse with spirit

Usage: The company spirited him up

Similar words: liven, liven up, invigorate, animate, enliven

Definition: make lively

Usage: let's liven up this room a bit