Adjective : a spiritless reply to criticism. From Dictionary.com.
It is no easier than knowing oneself, nad no less subject to distortion and spiritlessness. From Wordnik.com. [Rad Geek People’s Daily – 2008 – June – 26] Reference
Why tackle Iran army to army when you can have her own citizens, seduced by the culture of fashion, shopping and spiritlessness. From Wordnik.com. [Global Voices in English » Iran: Green Silent Protest Movement in photos] Reference
In the spiritlessness of this forlorn day, what could be better than a little post about a certain bridge and the people who jump off of it. From Wordnik.com. [January 2005] Reference
There was a spiritlessness in this man that surprised me. From Wordnik.com. [The Honour of the Flag] Reference
You see, the genuine spiritlessness is wanting; that's what's the trouble. From Wordnik.com. [A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Part 6.] Reference
But even the soda water, as if adjusting itself to the spiritlessness of the prisoners, refused to effervesce. From Wordnik.com. [In the Claws of the German Eagle] Reference
The fire had died out of her eyes, and still there lurked something weird in the very spiritlessness, and dull and vacant sadness of her gaze. From Wordnik.com. [The Honour of the Flag] Reference
And my spirit sank within me, and I cursed my avarice in accepting the commission, my spiritlessness in not throwing it over while yet there was time. From Wordnik.com. [A Phantom Lover] Reference
Flashbacks to the original's stop-motion effects and campiness would be welcome, just to relieve the dull, grey spiritlessness (there's precisely one joke). From Wordnik.com. [Vue Weekly] Reference
Something undefined in her feeling of possession she had been robbed of, she knew it by her spiritlessness; and she would fain have attributed it to the idle motion of the car, now and them stupidly jolting her on, after the valiant exercise of her limbs. From Wordnik.com. [The Amazing Marriage — Complete] Reference
Elisabeth Elliot perceptively points out that "To say that submission is synonymous with the stunting of growth, with dullness and colorlessness, spiritlessness, passivity, immatu - rity, servility, or even the 'suicide of personality,' as one feminist who calls herself an evangelical has suggested, is totally to miscontrue the biblical doctrine of authority.". From Wordnik.com. [Recently Uploaded Slideshows] Reference
Whether couched in a fundamentalist or patriotic mission - as the most dangerously desperate of all in its spiritlessness. From Wordnik.com. [AlterNet.org Main RSS Feed] Reference
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