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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 [informal]
  3. Quick and energetic
    "a lively gait";
    - alert, brisk, merry, rattling, snappy [informal], spanking [informal], zippy [informal]
  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; full of life
    "this whole lively world";
    - vital, full of life

Derived forms: livelier, liveliest

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

Antonym: dull

Encyclopedia: Lively, Robert