Definition of “free spirit” - English Dictionary


“free spirit” in English

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free spiritnoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ˌfriː ˈspɪr.ɪt/ us /ˌfriː ˈspɪr.ət/

Examples from literature

  • All free spirits ought to congregate on an occasion like this to do homage to the greatness of America as illustrated by the greatness of her sons. 
  • But you and Karl—such mates—the only free spirits I know! 
  • Doctors obtain an enormous sense of self-importance at medical school, where they proudly endured the high pressure weeding out of any free spirit unwilling to grind away into the night for seven or more years. 
  • He has every appearance of the truly free spirit, but he is secretly dependent on that against which he is fighting. 

(Definition of “free spirit” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)