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refers to a child who is active. It means "brat", but is used by over-protective helicopter moms who are afraid (or refuse) to discipline their children.
Look at little Zander run through the store, knocking all those cans off the shelves. He's so spirited!
by photomikey October 12, 2010
 
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A personality description, usually for young women, suggesting they are rebellious but loveable... but actually means they are bratty, arrogant, and argumentative.
A: the female protagonist in my story is a 16 year old girl who is loud, never listens to anyone's advice, always thinks she knows best, and hates authority because she is soooo cool. How can I sell her to the public?
B: Describe her as 'spirited'.
by iris00 December 12, 2011