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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishspiritedspir‧it‧ed /ˈspɪrɪtɪd/ adjective  1 ENERGETIChaving energy and determination – used to show approval a spirited and energetic girlspirited defence/debate/discussion etc2 sweet-spirited/tough-spirited/rebellious-spirited etc high-spirited, low-spirited, mean-spirited, public-spirited
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spiritedIn 1911 Law was known - in so far as he was known at all in the parliamentary party - as a spirited debater.Parrella held off a spirited fightback from 23-year-old McMahon to win 21-19.Anne is a spirited girl who wants to become a writer.Unlike the Koran, however, the Bible has long been fair game for spirited literary re-readings.But this was a far more spirited performance than of late by Oxford.spirited defence/debate/discussion etcThis stark view of what really matters has touched off a spirited debate and will occupy us in Chapter 5.Even so city analysts believe their spirited defence has probably worked ... for now at least Male speaker I think they will survive.A proposed resolution to oppose voucher plans and charter schools provoked a spirited debate on the convention floor.The spirited debate that follows is cut off by the bell for the first bus.