AskDefine | Define sprightly

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sprightly adj : full of spirit and vitality; "a sprightly young girl"; "a sprightly dance" [also: sprightliest, sprightlier]

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  1. animated, vivacious, or gay; lively
  2. full of life and vigor, especially with a light and springy step
  3. (especially of old people) energetic and in good health


  1. In a lively and vigorous way

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otherships HMS Sprightly HMS Sprightly was a B-class torpedo boat destroyer of the British Royal Navy. She was built speculatively by Laird, Son & Company, Birkenhead, pre-empting further orders for vessels of this type, and was bought by the navy in 1901.

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