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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 energy.
She is a very lively person.
synonyms:
brisk, vital
antonyms:
lifeless
similar words:
alive, dynamic, energetic, playful, rousing, smart
definition 2: gay or exciting.
This is a lively party.
synonyms:
festive, gay
antonyms:
dead, dull
similar words:
alive, buoyant, exciting, joyful, lighthearted, merry, playful
definition 3: striking.
The painter Vincent van Gogh used colors to create a lively effect.
synonyms:
brisk, vivid
antonyms:
dull, lifeless
similar words:
energetic, intense, moving
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part of speech: adverb
inflections: livelier, liveliest
definition: with quick movements or lots of energy.
The gym teacher told us to move lively.
synonyms:
briskly, quickly
similar words:
fast
derivation: liveliness (n.)
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