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 for spiritless
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Spiritless \Spir"it*less\, a.
     1. Destitute of spirit; wanting animation; wanting
        cheerfulness; dejected; depressed.
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     2. Destitute of vigor; wanting life, courage, or fire.
        [1913 Webster]
              A men so faint, so spiritless,
              So dull, so dead in lock, so woebegone. --Shak.
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     3. Having no breath; extinct; dead. "The spiritless body."
        [1913 Webster] -- Spir"it*less*ly, adv. --
        Spir"it*less*ness, n.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: lacking ardor or vigor or energy; "a spiritless reply to
             criticism" [ant: spirited]
      2: evidencing little spirit or courage; overly submissive or
         compliant; "compliant and anxious to suit his opinions of
         those of others"; "a fine fiery blast against meek
         conformity"- Orville Prescott; "she looked meek but had the
         heart of a lion"; "was submissive and subservient" [syn:
         meek, spiritless]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  187 Moby Thesaurus words for "spiritless":
     Laodicean, Olympian, affectless, aloof, anesthetized, apathetic,
     arctic, arid, asleep, autistic, barren, benumbed, blah, blank,
     blase, bloodless, blue, blunt, bowed-down, cast down, catatonic,
     characterless, chill, chilly, cold, cold as charity, cold-blooded,
     coldhearted, colorless, comatose, cool, dashed, dead, deceased,
     defunct, dejected, departed, depressed, desensitized, despairing,
     despondent, desponding, detached, disconsolate, discouraged,
     disheartened, disinterested, dismal, dispassionate, dispirited,
     down, downcast, downhearted, draggy, drearisome, dreary, drooping,
     droopy, drugged, dry, dryasdust, dull, dusty, effete, elephantine,
     emotionally dead, emotionless, empty, etiolated, exanimate,
     extinct, fade, feeling low, flat, frigid, frosted, frosty, frozen,
     gritless, gutless, heartless, heavy, hebetudinous, ho-hum, hollow,
     hopeless, hypochondriac, hypochondriacal, icy, immovable,
     impassible, impassive, in a stupor, in low spirits, in the depths,
     in the doldrums, in the dumps, inane, indifferent, inexcitable,
     insipid, insouciant, insusceptible, jejune, languid, languishing,
     leaden, lethargic, lifeless, listless, low, low-spirited,
     nonchalant, nonemotional, numb, numbed, objective, obtuse,
     out of touch, pale, pallid, passionless, passive, pedestrian,
     pessimistic, phlegmatic, pining, plodding, pluckless, pointless,
     poky, ponderous, resigned, self-absorbed, slack, slow, sluggish,
     solemn, soporific, soulless, spunkless, sterile, stiff, stodgy,
     stoic, stuffy, stupefied, subdued, submissive, suicidal,
     superficial, supine, tasteless, tedious, torpid, unaffectionate,
     unanimated, uncaring, unconcerned, uncourageous, undaring,
     unemotional, unfeeling, ungallant, unheroic, unimpassioned,
     unimpressionable, uninterested, unintrepid, unlively, unloving,
     unpassionate, unresponding, unresponsive, unsoldierlike,
     unsoldierly, unsusceptible, unsympathetic, untouchable, unvaliant,
     unvalorous, vapid, weary of life, withdrawn, woebegone, wooden,

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