liveliness


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live·ly

 (līv′lē)
adj. live·li·er, live·li·est
1.
a. Full of energy or alertness; vigorous or animated: a lively baby; lively eyes.
b. Characterized by much activity or excitement: "You would have ... indulged in the rides, games and fast food on the lively boardwalks" (Sarah Milstein). See Synonyms at active.
2.
a. Quick-paced: a lively tune.
b. Full of flavor or spice: a lively sauce.
c. Stimulating and invigorating: a lively breeze.
3. Rebounding readily upon impact; resilient: a lively tennis ball.
adv.
With energy or vigor; briskly: Step lively!

[Middle English lifli, from Old English līflīc, from līf, life; see leip- in Indo-European roots.]

live′li·ly adv.
live′li·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.liveliness - general activity and motionliveliness - general activity and motion    
activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"
2.liveliness - animation and energy in action or expression; "it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it"
brio, invigoration, spiritedness, vivification, animation - quality of being active or spirited or alive and vigorous
pertness - quality of being lively and confident; "there was a pertness about her that attracted him"
airiness, delicacy - lightness in movement or manner
alacrity, briskness, smartness - liveliness and eagerness; "he accepted with alacrity"; "the smartness of the pace soon exhausted him"
vim, muscularity, vigor, vigour, energy - an imaginative lively style (especially style of writing); "his writing conveys great energy"; "a remarkable muscularity of style"
elan - enthusiastic and assured vigor and liveliness; "a performance of great elan and sophistication"
esprit - liveliness of mind or spirit
breeziness, jauntiness - a breezy liveliness; "a delightful breeziness of manner"
irrepressibility, buoyancy - irrepressible liveliness and good spirit; "I admired his buoyancy and persistent good humor"
high-spiritedness - exuberant liveliness
ebullience, enthusiasm, exuberance - overflowing with eager enjoyment or approval
pep, peppiness, ginger - liveliness and energy; "this tonic is guaranteed to give you more pep"

liveliness

noun energy, activity, spirit, vitality, animation, dynamism, gaiety, brio, quickness, vivacity, smartness, briskness, boisterousness, sprightliness Some may enjoy the liveliness of such as restaurant.

liveliness

noun
A lively, emphatic, eager quality or manner:
Informal: ginger, pep, peppiness.
Slang: oomph.
Translations
حَيَوِيَّه
čilostživost
livlighed
fjör, hressileikilifur
canlılık

liveliness

[ˈlaɪvlɪnɪs] N [of person, mind, imagination] → vivacidad f; [of atmosphere, party, place] → animación f; [of conversation, discussion] → lo animado; [of description, account, style] → lo vívido

liveliness

[ˈlaɪvlinɪs] n
[person] → vivacité f
[restaurant, town] → animation f

liveliness

nLebhaftigkeit f; (of scene, account, sense of humour, imagination)Lebendigkeit f; (of tune)Beschwingtheit f; (of campaign)Dynamik f; (= rapidity)Schnelligkeit f; (of mind)Aufgewecktheit f

liveliness

[ˈlaɪvlɪnɪs] nvivacità, brio

live2

(laiv) adjective
1. having life; not dead. a live mouse.
2. (of a radio or television broadcast etc) heard or seen as the event takes place; not recorded. I watched a live performance of my favourite opera on television; Was the performance live or recorded?
3. full of energy, and capable of becoming active. a live bomb
4. burning. a live coal.
adverb
(of a radio or television broadcast etc) as the event takes place. The competition will be broadcast live.
ˈlively adjective
active; full of life, high spirits or movement. She took a lively interest in us; The music is bright and lively.
ˈliveliness noun
ˈlivestock noun
domestic animals, especially horses, cattle, sheep, and pigs.
live wire
1. a wire charged with electricity.
2. a person who is full of energy and enthusiasm. He is very quiet, but his sister is a real live wire.
References in classic literature ?
But he moved very quickly, and there was an air of jaunty liveliness about him.
The chicken crept through the pales of the coop and ran, with some show of liveliness, to her feet; while Chanticleer and the ladies of his household regarded her with queer, sidelong glances, and then croaked one to another, as if communicating their sage opinions of her character.
One small, helping cause of all this liveliness in Stubb, was soon made strangely manifest.
But while now upon so wide a field thus variously accomplished, and with such liveliness of expertness in him, too; all this would seem to argue some uncommon vivacity of intelligence.
The Frank Churchill so long talked of, so high in interest, was actually before herhe was presented to her, and she did not think too much had been said in his praise; he was a very good looking young man; height, air, address, all were unexceptionable, and his countenance had a great deal of the spirit and liveliness of his father's; he looked quick and sensible.
He began to put questions concerning his new home, and its inhabitants, with greater interest and liveliness.
Meantime, the enclosed space at the northern extremity of the lists, large as it was, was now completely crowded with knights desirous to prove their skill against the challengers, and, when viewed from the galleries, presented the appearance of a sea of waving plumage, intermixed with glistening helmets, and tall lances, to the extremities of which were, in many cases, attached small pennons of about a span's breadth, which, fluttering in the air as the breeze caught them, joined with the restless motion of the feathers to add liveliness to the scene.
If Roland was not a more graceful person than your worship has described," said the curate, "it is no wonder that the fair Lady Angelica rejected him and left him for the gaiety, liveliness, and grace of that budding-bearded little Moor to whom she surrendered herself; and she showed her sense in falling in love with the gentle softness of Medoro rather than the roughness of Roland.
madame," he said, "I pay dear for my liveliness in my lonely evenings.
But the marble repose of art was supplied by a warmth and liveliness of expression only to be seen in the South Sea Islander under the most favourable developments of nature.
He had been much in London, and had more liveliness and gallantry than Edmund, and must, therefore, be preferred; and, indeed, his being the eldest was another strong claim.
The Mavericks had a reputation for liveliness to live up to.