Spright"ful (?), a. [Spright sprite + full.]

Full of spirit or of life; earnest; vivacious; lively; brisk; nimble; gay.

[Obs.] -- Spright"ful*ly, adv. [Obs.] <-- = spirited, now most common. This word sounds too much like "frightful" -->


-- Spright"ful*ness, n. [Obs.]

Spoke like a sprightful gentlemen. Shak.

Steeds sprightful as the light. Cowley.


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