When activating the spellchecker (with :set spell spelllang=en_us for example), all incorrect words are highlighted. I'd prefer if they'd not be highlighted, but the spell checker to continue to work (e.g. pressing ]s would still take you to the next mistake).

Is there a way to disable only the highlight, without disabling the spellchecker?

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Do :filter Spell highlight to see the list of highlight groups related to spell checking. To disable highlighting for a group, for example SpellBad, do

:highlight clear SpellBad

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