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Synonyms for lively
ˈlaɪv li

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lively(adj)

    full of life and energy

    "a lively discussion"; "lively and attractive parents"; "a lively party"

    Synonyms:
    vital, racy, spanking, bouncy, merry, springy, full of life, alert, zippy, live, brisk, rattling, snappy, resilient

    Antonyms:
    inelastic, lethargic, dull, monotonous, leaden, heavy, spiritless, lacklustre, unanimated, dreary, unenrgetic, bovine, lackluster, desiccate, humdrum, desiccated, drab, lustreless, uneventful, lusterless, arid

  2. lively, racy(adj)

    full of zest or vigor

    "a racy literary style"

    Synonyms:
    spanking, live, resilient, full-bodied, robust, springy, gamy, bouncy, snappy, juicy, risque, vital, brisk, racy, blue, naughty, gamey, merry, rich, spicy, zippy, full of life, rattling, alert

    Antonyms:
    inelastic, lackluster, unanimated, heavy, bovine, uneventful, lustreless, lethargic, unenrgetic, desiccate, desiccated, humdrum, arid, lusterless, dull, dreary, lacklustre, monotonous, spiritless, drab, leaden

  3. alert, brisk, lively, merry, rattling, snappy, spanking, zippy(adj)

    quick and energetic

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

    Synonyms:
    jovial, natty, marvelous, festive, rattling(a), brisk, wondrous, nipping, peppy, spruce, resilient, mirthful, jocund, frosty, festal, tremendous, grand, marvellous, snappy, live, racy, bouncing, watchful, bouncy, wonderful, dapper, jolly, gay, spanking, springy, alive(p), tonic, fresh, awake(p), nippy, raffish, jaunty, fantastic, alert, merry, terrific, spiffy, rakish, rattling, snappish, howling(a), refreshful, dashing, spirited, full of life, bracing, crisp, whipping, refreshing, zippy, vital

    Antonyms:
    uneventful, humdrum, drab, leaden, lackluster, dull, dreary, lacklustre, lethargic, heavy, lustreless, bovine, spiritless, unenrgetic, desiccated, inelastic, lusterless, desiccate, arid, monotonous, unanimated

  4. bouncy, live, lively, resilient, springy(adj)

    elastic; rebounds readily

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

    Synonyms:
    spirited, hot, spanking, live, resilient, full of life, alive(p), bouncy, snappy, vital, brisk, racy, rattling, peppy, merry, alive, unrecorded, zippy, bouncing, springy, live(a), alert

    Antonyms:
    heavy, uneventful, lusterless, arid, leaden, monotonous, lethargic, dreary, desiccate, dull, drab, desiccated, lacklustre, bovine, spiritless, lackluster, inelastic, humdrum, unenrgetic, lustreless, unanimated

  5. lively(adj)

    filled with events or activity

    "a lively period in history"

    Synonyms:
    vital, racy, spanking, bouncy, merry, springy, full of life, alert, zippy, live, brisk, rattling, snappy, resilient

    Antonyms:
    arid, uneventful, humdrum, leaden, unanimated, monotonous, lusterless, bovine, lustreless, desiccated, desiccate, unenrgetic, lacklustre, lackluster, lethargic, drab, dreary, inelastic, spiritless, dull, heavy

  6. full of life, lively, vital(adj)

    full of spirit

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

    Synonyms:
    spanking, live, resilient, springy, bouncy, snappy, vital, brisk, racy, critical, life-sustaining, merry, zippy, full of life, rattling, alert

    Antonyms:
    inelastic, bovine, desiccated, lusterless, monotonous, unanimated, lacklustre, desiccate, spiritless, humdrum, leaden, arid, lackluster, drab, uneventful, unenrgetic, lustreless, heavy, lethargic, dull, dreary

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. lively

    Active refers to both quickness and constancy of action; in the former sense it is allied with agile, alert, brisk, etc.; in the latter, with busy, diligent, industrious. The active love employment, the busy are actually employed, the diligent and the industrious are habitually busy. The restless are active from inability to keep quiet; their activity may be without purpose, or out of all proportion to the purpose contemplated. The officious are undesirably active in the affairs of others. Compare ALERT; ALIVE; MEDDLESOME.

    Synonyms:
    active, agile, alert, brisk, bustling, busy, diligent, energetic, expeditious, industrious, mobile, nimble, officious, prompt, quick, ready, restless, sprightly, spry, supple, vigorous, wide awake

    Antonyms:
    dull, heavy, idle, inactive, indolent, inert, lazy, quiescent, quiet, slow, sluggish, stupid

    Preposition:
    Active in work, in a cause; for an object, as for justice; with persons or instrumentalities; about something, as about other people's business.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. lively

    Synonyms:
    brisk, animated, keen, eager, blithe, alert, vivid, vivacious, quick, spirited, vigorous, sprightly, active

    Antonyms:
    lifeless, torpid, dull, inanimate, indifferent, listless, insensate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. lively(a.)

    Synonyms:
    active, agile, nimble, dapper, supple, brisk, alert, quick, stirring, SPRY, smart

  2. lively(a.)

    Synonyms:
    animated, spirited, sprightly, vivacious, airy, gay, blithe, blithesome, buoyant, joyous, frolicsome, buxom, debonair, full of life

  3. lively(a.)

    Synonyms:
    vivid, bright, brilliant

  4. lively(a.)

    Synonyms:
    vigorous, forcible, strong, nervous, glowing, sparkling, racy, piquant, impassioned

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. lively(a)

    Synonyms:
    animated, spirited, vivacious, vigorous, active, brisk, energetic, stirring, sprightly, agile, nimble, hilarious frolicsome, gay, buoyant

    Antonyms:
    slow, sluggish, inactive, quiet

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How to use lively in a sentence?

  1. Iris Murdoch:

    Happiness is a matter of one's most ordinary everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self. To be damned is for one's ordinary everyday mode of consciousness to be unremitting agonizing preoccupation with self.

  2. Daniel Kreiss:

    The candidates who have engaging and lively and very quick responses.

  3. Crimean Tatar:

    Some lively discussion are taking place with drivers. But not a single wagon is going to get by. Some drivers are waiting wondering what to do. Some are already turning back.

  4. Mary McCarthy:

    A society person who is enthusiastic about modern painting or Truman Capote is already half a traitor to his class. It is middle-class people who, quite mistakenly, imagine that a lively pursuit of the latest in reading and painting will advance their status in the world.

  5. Henri Frdric Amiel:

    A lively, disinterested, persistent looking for truth is extraordinarily rare. Action and faith enslave thought, both of them in order not to be troubled or inconvenienced by reflection, criticism or doubt.


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