spirit: Prefix, Suffix and Derived words

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Prefixes of spirit

  • The company spirited him up
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  • These news depressed her
  • The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her
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Suffixes of spirit

  • noun a kind of religious song originated by Blacks in the southern United States Negro spiritual .
  • religious texts
  • a member of a religious order
  • lords temporal and spiritual
  • spiritual leaders
  • spiritual songs
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  • noun an alcoholic beverage that is distilled rather than fermented hard drink; liquor; John Barleycorn; booze; hard liquor; strong drink .
  • noun the vital principle or animating force within living things spirit .
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  • noun property or income owned by a church church property; spiritualty .
  • noun concern with things of the spirit spiritualism; spiritism; otherworldliness .
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  • adjective displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness
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  • the ninth century was the spiritually freest period
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  • noun (theology) any doctrine that asserts the separate existence of God
  • noun the belief that the spirits of dead people can communicate with people who are still alive (especially via a medium)
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  • he consulted several mediums
  • adjective of or relating to or connected with spiritualism spiritualistic .
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  • noun quality of being active or spirited or alive and vigorous vivification; animation; brio; invigoration .
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  • a spiritless reply to criticism
  • compliant and anxious to suit his opinions of those of others
  • a fine fiery blast against meek conformity"- Orville Prescott
  • she looked meek but had the heart of a lion
  • was submissive and subservient
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  • verb give a spiritual meaning to; read in a spiritual sense spiritualise .
  • verb elevate or idealize, in allusion to Christ's transfiguration transfigure; glorify .
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  • noun concern with things of the spirit spiritualism; spirituality; otherworldliness .
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  • adjective of or relating to or connected with spiritualism spiritualist .
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  • noun the act of making something spiritual; infusing it with spiritual content spiritualisation .
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  • spiritous beverages
  • spirituous liquors
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  • spirituelle Prefix/Suffix Words
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  • noun the vital principle or animating force within living things
  • the feel of the city excited him
  • a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting
  • it had the smell of treason
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  • adverb in a spirited or lively manner; with animation and vivacity
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  • verb give a spiritual meaning to; read in a spiritual sense spiritualize .
  • During his stay at the ashram he was spiritualized
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  • noun the act of making something spiritual; infusing it with spiritual content spiritualization .
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Derived words of spirit


  • adjective satellite cheerfully encouraging heartening .
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  • a dispirited and divided Party
  • reacted to the crisis with listless resignation
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  • adjective satellite destructive of morale and self-reliance demoralizing; demoralising; disheartening .
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  • it seems ungenerous to end this review of a splendid work of scholarship on a critical note"- Times Litt. Sup.
  • a meanspirited man unwilling to forgive
  • that liberal obedience without which your army would be a base rabble"- Edmund Burke
  • taking a mean advantage
  • chok'd with ambition of the meaner sort"- Shakespeare
  • something essentially vulgar and meanspirited in politics
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  • the first Mozartian opera to be subjected to this curious treatment ran dispiritedly for five performances
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the principle of conscious life; the vital principle in humans, animating the body or mediating between body and soul.

the incorporeal part of humans: present in spirit though absent in body.

the soul regarded as separating from the body at death.

conscious, incorporeal being, as opposed to matter: the world of spirit.

a supernatural, incorporeal being, especially one inhabiting a place, object, etc., or having a particular character: evil spirits.

a fairy, sprite, or elf.

an angel or demon.

an attitude or principle that inspires, animates, or pervades thought, feeling, or action: the spirit of reform.

( initial capital letter ) the divine influence as an agency working in the human heart.

a divine, inspiring, or animating being or influence. Numbers 11:25; Isaiah 32:15.

( initial capital letter ) the third person of the Trinity; Holy Spirit .

the soul or heart as the seat of feelings or sentiments, or as prompting to action: a man of broken spirit.

spirits, feelings or mood with regard to exaltation or depression: low spirits; good spirits.

excellent disposition or attitude in terms of vigor, courage, firmness of intent, etc.; mettle : That's the spirit!

temper or disposition: meek in spirit.

an individual as characterized by a given attitude, disposition, character, action, etc.: A few brave spirits remained to face the danger.

the dominant tendency or character of anything: the spirit of the age.

vigorous sense of membership in a group: college spirit.

the general meaning or intent of a statement, document, etc. (opposed to letter ): the spirit of the law.

Chemistry . the essence or active principle of a substance as extracted in liquid form, especially by distillation.

Often spirits . a strong distilled alcoholic liquor.

Chiefly British . alcohol .

Pharmacology . a solution in alcohol of an essential or volatile principle; essence (def. 3) .

any of certain subtle fluids formerly supposed to permeate the body.

the Spirit, God

pertaining to something that works by burning alcoholic spirits: a spirit stove.

of or relating to spiritualist bodies or activities.

to animate with fresh ardor or courage; inspirit .

to encourage; urge on or stir up, as to action.

to carry off mysteriously or secretly (often followed by away or off ): His captors spirited him away.

Idioms about spirit

out of spirits , in low spirits; depressed: We were feeling out of spirits after so many days of rain.

Origin of spirit

Synonym study for spirit, other words for spirit, other words from spirit.

  • spir·it·like, adjective
  • non·spir·it, noun
  • outspirit, verb (used with object)
  • un·spir·it·ing, adjective

Words that may be confused with spirit

  • spirit , sprite

Words Nearby spirit

  • spiriferous
  • spirit away
  • Spirit Cave
  • spirit compass

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use spirit in a sentence

She said she agreed with the spirit of what Barrera was saying but warned she didn’t think that was the whole story about what happened to those ambitious students.

Our version of the spirit streamlines the process for the home bar but still brings out the chestnuts’ rich, toasty qualities.

The spirit realms became populated primarily not with animal guides but human ancestors.

This move is likely to further accelerate MGM’s move toward a more digital future, and not just in the spirit of luring more visitors to Vegas with socially-distancing-friendly features like contactless check-ins.

The Ford Expedition was my test vehicle that week, and it turned out to be the perfect ride to lift my spirits.

Education controls the transmission of values and molds the spirit before dominating the soul.

Their authors promise that your spirit will be improved, your ambition honed, and your finances maximized by their advice.

The moment where they enter the spirit portal symbolizes their evolution from being friends to being a couple.

He should be free, filling the world with happiness, love and his fighting spirit .

Then I read aloud from something that captures the Holiday spirit .

In Luke it is said, “And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit , filled with wisdom.”

This seems to be contrary to the spirit and intent of the act, which is primarily to centralize reserves in Federal Reserve Banks.

Thou fell spirit of pride, prejudice, ignorance, and mauvaise honte!

Light, the symbol of life's joy, seems to be the first language in which the spirit of beauty speaks to a child.

But green Chartreuse unhappily is not innocent; it is more than a spirit , it is a powerful drug.

British Dictionary definitions for spirit (1 of 3)

/ ( ˈspɪrɪt ) /

the force or principle of life that animates the body of living things

temperament or disposition : truculent in spirit

liveliness; mettle : they set to it with spirit

the fundamental, emotional, and activating principle of a person; will : the experience broke his spirit

a sense of loyalty or dedication : team spirit

the prevailing element; feeling : a spirit of joy pervaded the atmosphere

state of mind or mood; attitude : he did it in the wrong spirit

(plural) an emotional state, esp with regard to exaltation or dejection : in high spirits

a person characterized by some activity, quality, or disposition : a leading spirit of the movement

the deeper more significant meaning as opposed to a pedantic interpretation : the spirit of the law

that which constitutes a person's intangible being as contrasted with his physical presence : I shall be with you in spirit

an incorporeal being, esp the soul of a dead person

( as modifier ) : spirit world

(usually foll by away or off ) to carry off mysteriously or secretly

( often foll by up) to impart animation or determination to

British Dictionary definitions for spirit (2 of 3)

(often plural) any distilled alcoholic liquor such as brandy, rum, whisky, or gin

an aqueous solution of ethanol, esp one obtained by distillation

the active principle or essence of a substance, extracted as a liquid, esp by distillation

a solution of a volatile substance, esp a volatile oil, in alcohol

( as modifier ) : a spirit burner

alchemy any of the four substances sulphur, mercury, sal ammoniac, or arsenic

British Dictionary definitions for Spirit (3 of 3)

another name for the Holy Spirit

God, esp when regarded as transcending material limitations

the influence of God or divine things upon the soul

Christian Science God or divine substance

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Other Idioms and Phrases with spirit

In addition to the idioms beginning with spirit

  • spirit is willing but the flesh is weak, the
  • kindred spirit

The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.

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Quick Summary

The Latin root word spir means “breathe.” This root is the word origin of a fair number of English vocabulary words, including in spir e, re spir ation, and e xpir e. The root spir is easily recalled via the word per spir ation, that is, sweat in the act of “breathing” through the pores of your skin.

Breathe Easy with "Spir"

The Latin root word spir means “breathe.” This podcast will give you the in spir ation you need to “breathe” knowledge into the reading of words with the root spir in them!

Did you know that the blowhole of a whale is called its spir acle, the aperture through which the whale “breathes?” The spir acle aids in the re spir ation of the whale, that is, its “breathing” in and out and back again. Of course, when a whale e xpir es, hopefully due to a ripe old age, it has “breathed” out its last “breath.”

When you have an in spir ation, an idea is “breathed” into your mind. Say that the idea may make you rich; it will nevertheless more than likely require a great deal of per spir ation on your part, or that sweat “breathing” through the pores of your skin, to bring about that vast wealth. If you work hard enough, the idea may become reality or tran spir e, that is, “breathe” across from not being done to occurring for real.

Your in spir ation may require a con spir acy to bring it about, or a “breathing” together of a group of people while hatching a plot of some sort. Your group might indeed need to con spir e or “breathe” together if your a spir ation, or “breathing” towards a goal of some kind, was to have every Twinkie in the world for yourselves! If you work hard as you a spir e to or “breathe” towards that goal, you might very well reach it.

I hope that this podcast has spearheaded the way towards a knowledge of spir , having provided you with the in spir ation to meet words with spir in them head on!

  • spiracle : blowhole through which a whale “breathes”
  • respiration : “breathing” in and out, again and again
  • expire : to “breathe” out one’s last “breath” (n.b. an x=ks)
  • inspiration : a “breathing” into one’s mind of a good idea
  • perspiration : the act of sweat “breathing” through the skin’s pores
  • transpire : to “breathe” across into happening
  • conspiracy : a group “breathing” together to hatch a plot of some sort
  • conspire : to “breathe” together
  • aspiration : the act of “breathing” towards a particular goal
  • aspire : to “breathe” towards a set goal

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When you a spir ate something, you draw out fluids by means of suction or you draw in air by inhaling it.

An a spir ation is a personal goal or ambition that you want to achieve.

When you a spir e to do something, you greatly desire to do it; therefore, you work hard to achieve it.

If someone in spir es you, they make you want to do something, such as be a better person, do something creative, or be like them in a good way.

desiring or striving for recognition or advancement

a secret agreement between two or more people to perform an unlawful act


a member of a con spir acy


relating to or characteristic of con spir acy or con spir ators

engage in plotting or enter into a con spir acy, swear together

marked by low spir its


arousal of the mind to special unusual activity or creativity

infuse with spir it


salty fluid secreted by sweat glands

excrete per spir ation through the pores in the skin


the metabolic processes whereby certain organisms obtain energy from organic molecules


pertaining to re spir ation

breathe easily again, as after exertion or anxiety

displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness

lacking ardor or vigor or energy


property or income owned by a church

pass through the tissue or substance or its pores or interstices, as of gas

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English [ edit ]

Etymology [ edit ].

From spirit +‎ -less .

Adjective [ edit ]

spiritless ( comparative more spiritless , superlative most spiritless )

  • Lacking energy, drive, motivation or emotion. Enervated . The team played a spiritless first half, just going through the motions. But the realization they were playing for their sick friend energized them for the second half.

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  • spiritlessly
  • spiritlessness

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