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English adjective: lively

1. lively full of life and energy

SamplesA lively discussion.
Lively and attractive parents.
A lively party.

Similaralive, bouncing, bouncy, breezy, bubbling, bubbly, burbling, burbly, effervescent, effusive, frothy, gushing, live, peppy, scintillating, sparkly, spirited, warm, zippy

See alsoalert, alive, animated, energetic, rested, spirited, watchful

Attributelife, liveliness, spirit, sprightliness


2. lively full of zest or vigor

SamplesA racy literary style.




3. lively quick and energetic

SamplesA brisk walk in the park.
A lively gait.
A merry chase.
Traveling at a rattling rate.
A snappy pace.
A spanking breeze.

Synonymsalert, brisk, merry, rattling, snappy, spanking, zippy


Antonymslethargic, unenrgetic

4. lively elastic; rebounds readily

SamplesClean bouncy hair.
A lively tennis ball.
As resilient as seasoned hickory.
Springy turf.

Synonymsbouncy, live, resilient, springy



5. lively filled with events or activity

SamplesA lively period in history.



6. lively full of spirit

SamplesA dynamic full of life woman.
A vital and charismatic leader.
This whole lively world.

Synonymsfull of life, vital

Similaralive, animated


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