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1 having much high-spirited energy and movement

  • the lively puppy was racing around the dining room floor chasing after peopleʼs shoelaces
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on the go

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2 marked by much life, movement, or activity

  • the party was a lively affair that lasted into the small hours of the morning
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lively, animated, vivacious, sprightly, gay mean keenly alive and spirited. lively suggests briskness, alertness, or energy.
    • a lively debate on the issues
animated applies to what is spirited and active.
    • an animated discussion of current events
vivacious suggests an activeness of gesture and wit, often playful or alluring.
    • a vivacious party host
sprightly suggests lightness and spirited vigor of manner or wit.
    • a tuneful, sprightly musical
gay stresses complete freedom from care and overflowing spirits.
    • the gay spirit of Paris in the 1920s

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