Winged vs Sprightly - What's the difference?

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Winged is a related term of sprightly.

As adjectives the difference between winged and sprightly

is that winged is (poetic) while sprightly is animated, vivacious or gay; lively.

As an adverb sprightly is

in a lively and vigorous way.



Etymology 1

Alternative forms



  • Having wings.
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  • Flying or soaring as if on wings.
  • Swift.
  • (in combination) having wings of a specified kind
  • weak-winged
  • (in combination) having the specified number of wings
  • The six-winged Seraphim are the angels closest to God.

    Etymology 2

    See (wing) (verb)


  • (wing)
  • Anagrams





  • animated, vivacious or gay; lively
  • full of life and vigor, especially with a light and springy step
  • (especially of old people) energetic and in good health
  • Antonyms

    * melancholy


  • In a lively and vigorous way
  • Derived terms

    * sprightliness

    See also

    * lively * vigor * gay * vivacious