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lively

adverb

lively

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of lively

  1. 1 having much high-spirited energy and movement the lively puppy was racing around the dining room floor chasing after people's shoelaces Synonyms of lively active, airy, animate, animated, bouncing, brisk, energetic, frisky, gay, jaunty, jazzy, kinetic, mettlesome, peppy, perky, pert, pizzazzy (or pizazzy), racy, snappy, spanking, sparky, spirited, sprightly, springy, vital, vivacious, zippy Words Related to lively dapper, dashing, spiffy; agog, alert, awake, open-eyed, up, wide-awake; agile, nimble, spry; bright, buoyant, cheerful, chipper, chirpy, chirrupy, effervescent, sparkly, upbeat; eager, enthusiastic, keen; frolicsome, impish, pixieish, playful; boisterous, bubbly, ebullient, exuberant, high-spirited; high-strung, nervous, skittish Phrases on the go Near Antonyms of lively indolent, lazy, unambitious; inert, lethargic, sleepy, sluggish, tired, torpid, weary; apathetic, impassive, phlegmatic, stolid; boring, dull, irksome, tedious Antonyms of lively dead, inactive, inanimate, lackadaisical, languid, languishing, languorous, leaden, lifeless, limp, listless, spiritless, vapid

  2. 2 marked by much life, movement, or activity the party was a lively affair that lasted into the small hours of the morning Synonyms of lively aboil, abubble, abuzz, animated, astir, brisk, bustling, busy, buzzing, flourishing, happening, hopping, humming, kinetic, alive, rousing, stirring, thriving, vibrantWords Related to lively abounding, crowded, overflowing, populous, swarming, teeming, throngingAntonyms of lively asleep, dead, inactive, lifeless, sleepy


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