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Adjective: lively (livelier,liveliest)  lIv-lee
  1. Full of life and energy
    "a lively discussion"; "lively and attractive parents"; "a lively party"
     
  2. Full of zest or vigour
    "a lively literary style";
    - racy, zingy
     
  3. Quick and energetic
    "a lively gait";
    - alert, brisk, merry, rattling, snappy, spanking, zippy
     
  4. Elastic; rebounds readily
    "a lively tennis ball";
    - bouncy, live, resilient, springy
     
  5. Filled with events or activity
    "a lively period in history"
     
  6. Full of spirit
    "this whole lively world";
    - full of life, vital

Derived forms: liveliest, livelier

See also: alert, alive, animated, bouncing, bouncy, breezy, bright-eyed, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, bubbling, bubbly, burbling, burbly, effervescent, effusive, elastic, energetic, eventful, frothy, full of beans, gushing, life, live, liveliness, peppy [N. Amer], rested, scintillating, sparkly, spirit, spirited, sprightliness, warm, watchful, zippy

Antonym: dull

Encyclopedia: Lively, VA