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lively

live·ly

lively

 
 
pronunciation:
laIv li
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: livelier, liveliest
definition 1: full of life or vitality.
a lively persona lively melody
synonyms:
brisk, pert, sprightly, stirring, vigorous, vital, vivacious
antonyms:
comatose, dull, lethargic, lifeless, listless, stodgy, unanimated, vapid
similar words:
active, alive, animated, bouncy, chipper, dynamic, energetic, frisky, live, merry, peppy, perky, playful, quick, racy, rousing, smart, spirited, vivid
definition 2: characterized by gaiety and high spirits.
a lively party
synonyms:
animated, festive, gay, spirited
antonyms:
dead, dull
similar words:
airy, alive, boisterous, bubbly, buoyant, exciting, joyful, lighthearted, merry, playful, racy, saucy, sprightly
definition 3: sharp and vigorous.
a lively mind
synonyms:
active, agile, alert, nimble, quick, sharp, vigorous
antonyms:
dull, lifeless, ponderous
similar words:
brisk, eager, living, smart
definition 4: full of or characterized by much activity.
lively commerce
synonyms:
animated, brisk, bustling, energetic, vigorous
antonyms:
dead, quiet
similar words:
active, alive, dynamic, live, merry
definition 5: striking in effect.
lively prose
synonyms:
brisk, invigorating, sprightly, striking, vivid
antonyms:
dull, lifeless
similar words:
active, bracing, energetic, intense, living, moving
 
part of speech: adverb
inflections: livelier, liveliest
definition: with quickness or vigor.
Move lively, you recruits.
synonyms:
briskly, nimbly, quickly, sprightly
similar words:
fast, speedily
derivation: liveliness (n.)
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