without ardor, vigor, zeal, animation, etc.:
a spiritless reply to criticism.
lacking courage or liveliness; melancholic
noun, Surveying. 1. a device for determining true horizontal or vertical directions by the centering of a bubble in a slightly curved glass tube or tubes filled with alcohol or ether. spirit level noun 1. a device for setting horizontal surfaces, consisting of an accurate block of material in which a sealed slightly curved tube […]
noun, Surveying. 1. leveling according to the indications of a spirit level.
- Spirit of enterprise
noun 1. the motivation to set up and succeed in business or commerce
or spirits of hartshorn noun, Chemistry. 1. a colorless, pungent, suffocating, aqueous solution of about 28.5 percent ammonia gas: used chiefly as a detergent, for removing stains and extracting certain vegetable coloring agents, and in the manufacture of ammonium salts.