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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


Antonymsdull

2. lively full of zest or vigor


SamplesA racy literary style.


Synonymsracy


Similarspirited


Antonymsspiritless

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


Similarenergetic


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


Similarelastic


Antonymsinelastic

5. lively filled with events or activity


SamplesA lively period in history.


Similareventful


Antonymsuneventful

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


Antonymsunanimated









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