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Synonyms for lively
ˈlaɪv lilive·ly

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. livelyadjective

    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, racyadjective

    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, zippyadjective

    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, springyadjective

    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. livelyadjective

    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, vitaladjective

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. livelyadjective

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

  2. livelyadjective

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

  3. livelyadjective

    Synonyms:
    vivid, bright, brilliant

  4. livelyadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. livelyadjective

    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. Eva Schloss:

    Anne Frank was a very lively girl and always wanted to draw a lot of people around her and wanted to be the centre of attention.

  3. Jeremy Hunt:

    You're going to have very, very lively debates in a situation like this. This is one of the biggest decisions that we have taken as a country in our political lifetimes so there's going to be a pretty fierce discussion but the prime minister has found a way forward.

  4. Patrick Reed:

    They were rocking, it was really loud and they were going. But they’re fine because it’s just the steady kind of noise. So it almost feels like just white noise. So it’s not that bad. But it definitely makes it more lively out there. You definitely hear them.

  5. Charles Baudelaire:

    The being who, for most men, is the source of the most lively, and even, be it said, to the shame of philosophical delights, the most lasting joys; the being towards or for whom all their efforts tend for whom and by whom fortunes are made and lost; for whom, but especially by whom, artists and poets compose their most delicate jewels; from whom flow the most enervating pleasures and the most enriching sufferings -- woman, in a word, is not, for the artist in general... only the female of the human species. She is rather a divinity, a star.


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