Spirited vs Enchanting - What's the difference?

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Spirited is a related term of enchanting.

As verbs the difference between spirited and enchanting

is that spirited is (spirit) while enchanting is .

As adjectives the difference between spirited and enchanting

is that spirited is lively, vigorous, animated or courageous while enchanting is having the ability to enchant; charming, delightful.

As a noun enchanting is

an act of enchantment.




  • (spirit)
  • Derived terms

    * free-spirited * low-spirited * high-spirited * mean-spirited


    (en adjective)
  • Lively, vigorous, animated or courageous.
  • * November 2 2014 , Daniel Taylor, " Sergio Agüero strike wins derby for Manchester City against 10-man United," guardian.co.uk
  • Remarkably United’s 10 men almost salvaged an improbable draw during a late, spirited challenge. They showed great competitive courage in that period and there were chances for Robin van Persie, Ángel Di María and Marouane Fellaini to punish City for defending too deeply and not being more clinical with their opportunities at the other end.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=June 9 , author=Owen Phillips , title=Euro 2012: Netherlands 0-1 Denmark , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=But the Danes remained resolute in defence - largely thanks to a spirited display by captain Daniel Agger - and they went ahead with their first meaningful attack.}}






  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Having the ability to enchant; charming, delightful.
  • * 2013 , Daniel Taylor, Rickie Lambert's debut goal gives England victory over Scotland'' (in ''The Guardian , 14 August 2013)[http://www.theguardian.com/football/2013/aug/14/england-scotland-international-friendly]
  • "Fairytale" is an over-used word in football but there is certainly something enchanting about the Lambert story, rejected as a teenager at Liverpool and then playing at, among others, Blackpool, Rochdale, Stockport and Bristol Rovers.


    (en noun)
  • An act of enchantment.
  • * 1841 , Alfred Beesley, The History of Banbury (page 256)