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Meaning of LIVELY

Pronunciation:  'lIvlee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  characterized by energetic activity; "a lively baby"
  2. [adj]  full of spirit; "a dynamic full of life woman"; "a vital and charismatic leader"; "this whole lively world"
  3. [adj]  filled with events or activity; "a lively period in history"
  4. [adj]  full of life and energy; "a lively discussion"; "lively and attractive parents"; "a lively party"
  5. [adj]  rebounds readily; "clean bouncy hair"; "a lively tennis ball"; "as resiliant as seasoned hickory"; "springy turf"
  6. [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"
  7. [adj]  full of zest or vigor; "a racy literary style"

LIVELY is a 6 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: active, alive, alive(p), animated, bouncing, bouncy, breezy, brisk, bubbling, bubbly, burbling, burbly, effervescent, effusive, elastic, eventful, full of life, gushing, live, merry, peppy, racy, rattling, resilient, scintillating, snappy, spanking, sparkling, sparkly, spirited, springy, vital, warm, whippy, zippy
 Antonyms: dull
 See Also: alert, energetic, rested



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Live"ly\, a. [Compar. {Livelier}; superl. {Liveliest}.]
    [For lifely. Cf. {Lifelike}.]
    1. Endowed with or manifesting life; living.
             Chaplets of gold and silver resembling lively
             flowers and leaves.                   --Holland.
    2. Brisk; vivacious; active; as, a lively youth.
             But wherefore comes old Manoa in such haste, With
             youthful steps ? Much livelier than erewhile He
             seems.                                --Milton.
    3. Gay; airy; animated; spirited.
             From grave to gay, from lively to severe. --Pope.
    4. Representing life; lifelike. [Obs.]
             I spied the lively picture of my father.
    5. Bright; vivid; glowing; strong; vigorous.
             The colors of the prism are manifestly more full,
             intense, and lively that those of natural bodies.
                                                   --Sir I.
             His faith must be not only living, but lively too.
    {Lively stones} (Script.), saints, as being quickened by the
       Spirit, and active in holiness.
    Syn: Brisk; vigorous; quick; nimble; smart; active; alert;
         sprightly; animated; spirited; prompt; earnest; strong;
         energetic; vivid; vivacious; blithe; gleeful; airy; gay;
  2. \Live"ly\, adv.
    1. In a brisk, active, or animated manner; briskly;
       vigorously. --Hayward.
    2. With strong resemblance of life. [Obs.]
             Thou counterfeitest most lively.      --Shak.
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