Pronunciation of Lively
/lˈa͡ɪvlɪ/, /lˈaɪvlɪ/, /l_ˈaɪ_v_l_ɪ/
Antonyms for lively:
Synonyms for lively:
feisty, chirpy, dynamical, playful, indefatigable, round table, spunky, frenzy, Grand Central Station, busy season, irrepressible, extroverted, hyperactive, madhouse, breezily, boisterous, heads-up, rambunctious, mercurial, rumbustious, driving, hectic, zappy.
active, fresh, bustling, eager, enterprising, moving, vivacious, busy, animated, ready, forcible, eventful, dynamic, bold, diligent, forceful, zealous, vibrant, sharp, enthusiastic, spirited, industrious, assiduous, tireless, alive, rapid, energetic, sprightly, sedulous, high-spirited, stirring.
congenial, pleased, merry, cordial, glad, easygoing, complaisant, sparkling, spirited, genial, cheery, affable, warm, zappy, joyful, sunny, cheerful, snappy, buoyant, bright, friendly, optimistic, agreeable, amiable, jolly, chirpy, jaunty, lighthearted, happy, pleasant.
energetic, active, busy (adjective)
spirited, stirring, frolicsome, chipper, happy, bright, buzzing, zippy, entertaining, brisk, festive, agile, bouncy, vivacious, spry, vigorous, enterprising, jocund, quick, refreshing, merry, bustling, cheerful, industrious, animated, alert, frisky, sparkling, peppy, buoyant, effervescent, sprightly, dashing, jumping, chirpy, astir, snappy, driving, nimble, animate, pert, perky.
lusty, potent, impassioned, ablaze, excited, mettlesome, strenuous, frisky, fiery, exuberant, prolific, spirited, industrious, dynamical, strong, zealous, earnest, ardent, puissant, zestful, powerful, energetic, agitated, virile, sharp, zippy, passionate, enthusiastic, afire, smart, eager, fervent, sprightly, peppy, emphatic, animated, full-blooded, vigorous, burning, hearty, active.
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Sense 4 (noun)
burbling, racy, bubbly, bouncing, full of life, effervescent, elastic, spanking, breezy, alive, gushing, bubbling, brisk, eventful, sparkling, bouncy, warm, springy, active, merry, effusive, resilient, scintillating, peppy, animated, sparkly, whippy, zippy, spirited, snappy, vital, live, rattling, burbly.
Usage examples for lively:
- Her spite was lively and bitter. - "The Everlasting Whisper", Jackson Gregory.
- A woman as has had a day like mine to- day don't want no supper anyhow, an' it stands to reason as if I don't feel lively in the first place, I ain't goin' to be made any more so by comin' to see you, for I will remark, Mrs. Lathrop, that seein' you always makes me wonder more'n ever why I come to see you so often when I might just as well stay home an' go to bed. - "Susan Clegg and a Man in the House", Anne Warner.
- And he gave a lively account of his meeting with Mr. Mitrophanis. - "Stories by Foreign Authors: Polish", Various.