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Definition 1: full of life and energy - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where lively or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a lively discussion
  • lively and attractive parents
  • a lively party

(lively is similar to ...) marked by high spirits or excitement

"his fertile effervescent mind" "scintillating personality" "a row of sparkly cheerleaders"

(lively is similar to ...) uttered with unrestrained enthusiasm

"a novel told in burbly panting tones"

(lively is similar to ...) characterized by liveliness or excitement or disagreement

"a warm debate"

(lively is similar to ...) full of or showing high spirits

"bright bubbly children" "a bubbly personality"

(lively is similar to ...) fresh and animated

"her breezy nature"

(lively is similar to ...) marked by lively action

"a bouncing gait" "bouncy tunes" "the peppy and interesting talk" "a spirited dance"

(lively is similar to ...) (often followed by `with') full of life and spirit

"she was wonderfully alive for her age" "a face alive with mischief"

(lively is similar to ...) abounding with life and energy

"the club members are a really live bunch"

(means also ...) possessing or exerting or displaying energy

"an energetic fund raiser for the college" "an energetic group of hikers" "it caused an energetic chemical reaction"

(means also ...) displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness

(means also ...) not tired; refreshed as by sleeping or relaxing

"came back rested from her vacation"

(means also ...) having life or vigor or spirit

"an animated and expressive face" "animated conversation" "became very animated when he heard the good news"

(means also ...) engaged in or accustomed to close observation

"caught by a couple of alert cops" "alert enough to spot the opportunity when it came" "constantly alert and vigilant, like a sentinel on duty"

(... are attributes of lively) animation and energy in action or expression

"it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it"

Definition 2: full of spirit; full of life - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where lively or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a dynamic full of life woman
  • a vital and charismatic leader
  • this whole lively world

Synonyms for lively in the sense of this definition

(lively is similar to ...) having life or vigor or spirit

"an animated and expressive face" "animated conversation" "became very animated when he heard the good news"

Definition 3: elastic; rebounds readily - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where lively or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • clean bouncy hair
  • a lively tennis ball
  • as resilient as seasoned hickory
  • springy turf

Synonyms for lively in the sense of this definition

(lively is similar to ...) capable of resuming original shape after stretching or compression; springy

"an elastic band" "a youthful and elastic walk"

Definition 4: quick and energetic - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where lively or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a brisk walk in the park
  • a lively gait
  • a merry chase
  • traveling at a rattling rate
  • a snappy pace
  • a spanking breeze

Synonyms for lively in the sense of this definition

(lively is similar to ...) possessing or exerting or displaying energy

"an energetic fund raiser for the college" "an energetic group of hikers" "it caused an energetic chemical reaction"

Definition 5: filled with events or activity - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where lively or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a lively period in history

(lively is similar to ...) full of events or incidents

"the most exhausting and eventful day of my life"

Definition 6: full of zest or vigor - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where lively or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a racy literary style

Synonyms for lively in the sense of this definition

(lively is similar to ...) displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness

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