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spirit

noun /ˈspirit/
a principle or emotion which makes someone act
der Geist
The spirit of kindness seems to be lacking in the world nowadays.
a person’s mind, will, personality etc thought of as distinct from the body, or as remaining alive eg as a ghost when the body dies
der Geist
Our great leader may be dead, but his spirit still lives on (also adjective) the spirit world Evil spirits have taken possession of him.
liveliness; courage
der Elan
He acted with spirit.
spirited adjective full of courage or liveliness
temperamentvoll
a spirited attack/description.
spiritedly adverb
temperamentvoll
spirits noun plural a person’s mood
die Stimmung
He’s in good/high/low spirits (= He’s happy / very cheerful / depressed) This news may raise his spirits.
strong alcoholic drink, eg whisky, gin, vodka etc.
die Spirituosen(pl.)
spiritual /-tʃul/ adjective of one’s spirit or soul, or of one’s religious beliefs
geistig
a spiritual leader.
spiritually adverb
geistig
spirit level a tool consisting of a bar containing a glass tube of liquid, for testing whether a surface is level.
die Nivellierwaage
(Definition of spirit from the Password English-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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