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Synonyms for lively
ˈlaɪv lilive·ly

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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Antonyms4.0 / 2 votes

  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 WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Synonymes2.0 / 1 vote

  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 Words0.0 / 0 votes

  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. Lisbeth Melendez Rivera:

    The pope is known to wander, we hope that maybe, just maybe, our lively colors will call on him... and that he'll wander over to us.

  2. Joshua Dyck:

    He acts more like a Republican on cutting the budget and cutting taxes, he has been mostly silent on Trump’s very controversial issues. I don’t think he is worried about Scott Lively. He is loved in this state. It is going to be a walk in the primary and in November.

  3. Samantha James:

    She was lively, amazing, beautiful and popular, when she was born she had cancer, and she had a liver transported from Spain, it’s a miracle she is here and I can’t believe she would do something as stupid as that.

  4. Draft Biden executive director:

    Democratic supporters are hungry for a race. They want a lively debate.

  5. Jeev Trika:

    Super Bowl ads aren’t going to impress -- but what will reach this audience is a lively conversation thread, real reviews by their peers and a company that takes time to respond to their social comments.


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