lively

If you’re feeling lively, you might whistle a tune, go for a brisk jog, or strike up an amusing conversation. Lively means "active, spirited, and energetic."

Lively is an adjective derived from the noun "life," and it basically means "full of life." A lively party is exciting and entertaining. A lively person has an energetic personality, is always on alert, and prefers being active as opposed to just hanging around. Note that a "lively discussion" isn’t necessarily a happy discussion; it could be a spirited or even heated conversation where all parties are actively involved. Lively means the opposite of sluggish or dull.

Definitions of lively
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adj full of life and energy

“a lively discussion”
lively and attractive parents”
“a lively party”
Synonyms:
alert, watchful
engaged in or accustomed to close observation
alive, animated
having life or vigor or spirit
alive
(often followed by `with') full of life and spirit
bouncing, bouncy, peppy, spirited, zippy
marked by lively action
breezy
fresh and animated
bubbly
full of or showing high spirits
bubbling, effervescent, frothy, scintillating, sparkly
marked by high spirits or excitement
burbling, burbly, effusive, gushing
uttered with unrestrained enthusiasm
live
abounding with life and energy
warm
characterized by liveliness or excitement or disagreement
energetic
possessing or exerting or displaying energy
spirited
displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness
rested
not tired; refreshed as by sleeping or relaxing
Antonyms:
dull
lacking in liveliness or animation
unanimated
not animated or enlivened; dull
colorless, colourless
lacking in variety and interest
arid, desiccate, desiccated
lacking vitality or spirit; lifeless
bovine
dull and slow-moving and stolid; like an ox
drab, dreary
lacking in liveliness or charm or surprise
heavy, leaden
lacking lightness or liveliness
humdrum, monotonous
tediously repetitious or lacking in variety
lackluster, lacklustre, lusterless, lustreless
lacking brilliance or vitality
spiritless
lacking ardor or vigor or energy
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adj full of zest or vigor

Synonyms:
racy
spirited
displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness

adj quick and energetic

“a lively gait”
Synonyms:
alert, brisk, merry, rattling, snappy, spanking, zippy
energetic
possessing or exerting or displaying energy

adj filled with events or activity

“a lively period in history”
Synonyms:
eventful
full of events or incidents

adj full of spirit

“this whole lively world”
Synonyms:
full of life, vital
alive, animated
having life or vigor or spirit

adj elastic; rebounds readily

“a lively tennis ball”
Synonyms:
bouncy, live, resilient, springy
elastic
capable of resuming original shape after stretching or compression; springy

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