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sprightly

spright·ly

sprightly

 
pronunciation:
spraIt li
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb
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Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
inflections: sprightlier, sprightliest
definition: lively, spirited, or energetic.
The sprightly young girl flitted about the garden chasing butterflies.The leprechaun did a sprightly dance.
synonyms:
animated, effervescent, lively, peppy, perky, pert, spirited, vivacious
antonyms:
doddery, lethargic, logy
similar words:
alive, bubbly, chipper, energetic, frolicsome, gay, jaunty, playful, spry, vigorous
 
part of speech: adverb
definition: in a lively, spirited, or energetic manner.
synonyms:
lively, pertly
similar words:
gaily
derivation: sprightliness (n.)
Word Parts
The word sprightly contains the following part:
-ly2 Old English adjective-forming suffix that means like; every (when attached to times)
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The suffix -ly2attaches primarily to native English nouns to form adjectives.