1. Possessing a bold nature.
    • 1918, Jack London, "The Princess":
      "She was as fine a figure of a woman as I was a man, as high-spirited and courageous, as reckless and dare-devilish."
  2. Energetic, exuberant, or high-strung.
    • 1920 May 27, F[rancis] Scott Fitzgerald, “The Offshore Pirate”, in Flappers and Philosophers, New York, N.Y.: Charles Scribner’s Sons, published September 1920, OCLC 623621399 ↗, part III, page 16 ↗:
      Though she was nineteen she gave the effect of a high-spirited precocious child, and in the present glow of her youth and beauty all the men and women she had known were but driftwood on the ripples of her temperament.
    • 1950 Sept. 25, "[http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,813364,00.html Music: Out of the Corner]," Time:
      Last week a group of four high-spirited folksters known as the Weavers had succeeded in shouting, twanging and crooning folk singing out of its cloistered corner.

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