Definition of sprightly adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈspraɪtli//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈspraɪtli//
(less frequent spry) Energetic, Old age
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(especially of older people) full of life and energy synonym lively a sprightly 80-year-old She’s very sprightly for her age. Wordfindercare home, dementia, frail, geriatric, mobility, the old, pensioner, retire, sprightly, widow See related entries: Energetic, Old age Word Originlate 16th cent.: from spright (rare variant of sprite) + -ly.
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