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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.

lively

(ˈlaɪvlɪ)
adj, -lier or -liest
1. full of life or vigour
2. vivacious or animated, esp when in company
3. busy; eventful
4. characterized by mental or emotional intensity; vivid
5. having a striking effect on the mind or senses
6. refreshing: a lively breeze.
7. springy or bouncy or encouraging springiness: a lively ball.
8. (Nautical Terms) (of a boat or ship) readily responsive to the helm
adv
9. in a brisk manner: step lively.
10. look lively (interjection) make haste
ˈliveliness n

live•ly

(ˈlaɪv li)

adj.andadv. -li•er, -li•est. adj.
1. full or suggestive of life or vital energy; active, vigorous, or brisk: a lively discussion.
2. animated; spirited, vivacious, or sprightly: a lively tune; a lively wit.
3. eventful, stirring, or exciting: The opposition gave us a lively time.
4. bustling with activity; astir: The marketplace was lively with vendors.
5. strong, keen, or distinct; vivid: a lively recollection.
6. striking, telling, or effective, as an expression or instance.
7. vivid or bright, as color or light: a lively pink.
8. sparkling, as wines.
9. fresh or invigorating, as air: a lively breeze.
10. rebounding quickly; resilient: a lively tennis ball.
adv.
11. with briskness, vigor, or animation; briskly: to step lively.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English līflīc vital]
live′li•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.lively - full of life and energy; "a lively discussion"; "lively and attractive parents"; "a lively party"
alert, watchful - engaged in or accustomed to close observation; "caught by a couple of alert cops"; "alert enough to spot the opportunity when it came"; "constantly alert and vigilant, like a sentinel on duty"
animated, alive - having life or vigor or spirit; "an animated and expressive face"; "animated conversation"; "became very animated when he heard the good news"
energetic - possessing or exerting or displaying energy; "an energetic fund raiser for the college"; "an energetic group of hikers"; "it caused an energetic chemical reaction"
spirited - displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness
rested - not tired; refreshed as by sleeping or relaxing; "came back rested from her vacation"
dull - lacking in liveliness or animation; "he was so dull at parties"; "a dull political campaign"; "a large dull impassive man"; "dull days with nothing to do"; "how dull and dreary the world is"; "fell back into one of her dull moods"
2.lively - full of zest or vigor; "a racy literary style"
spirited - displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness
3.lively - quick and energeticlively - 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"
energetic - possessing or exerting or displaying energy; "an energetic fund raiser for the college"; "an energetic group of hikers"; "it caused an energetic chemical reaction"
4.lively - elastic; rebounds readily; "clean bouncy hair"; "a lively tennis ball"; "as resilient as seasoned hickory"; "springy turf"
elastic - capable of resuming original shape after stretching or compression; springy; "an elastic band"; "a youthful and elastic walk"
5.lively - filled with events or activity; "a lively period in history"
eventful - full of events or incidents; "the most exhausting and eventful day of my life"
6.lively - full of spirit; "a dynamic full of life woman"; "a vital and charismatic leader"; "this whole lively world"
animated, alive - having life or vigor or spirit; "an animated and expressive face"; "animated conversation"; "became very animated when he heard the good news"

lively

adjective
2. busy, crowded, stirring, buzzing, bustling, moving, eventful lively streets full of bars and cafés
busy slow, dull
3. vivid, strong, striking, bright, exciting, stimulating, bold, colourful, refreshing, forceful, racy, invigorating toys made with bright and lively colours
vivid dull
4. enthusiastic, strong, keen, stimulating, eager, formidable, vigorous, animated, weighty The newspapers showed a lively interest in European developments.

lively

adjective
1. Possessing, exerting, or displaying energy:
Informal: peppy.
2. Very brisk, alert, and full of high spirits:
Informal: peppy.
Idioms: bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, full of life.
Translations
حَيَوي، مُفْعَم بالحَياهنَشيِطٌ
energickýříznýživý
livliglevende
eloisa
živahan
élénkeleven
líflegur, fjörugur
元気のよい
활기찬
živahen
livlig
มีชีวิตชีวา
sống động

lively

[ˈlaɪvlɪ] ADJ (livelier (compar) (liveliest (superl)))
1. (gen) [person, personality] → vivaz, alegre; [atmosphere, conversation, party, town] → animado; [bar, street, market] → animado, bullicioso; [dog] → juguetón; [tune] → alegre; [performance] → enérgico
things are a little livelier in Junela cosa se anima más en junio
2. (= heated) [debate, discussion] → animado
the meeting promises to be a lively affairla reunión promete ser animada
things were getting quite livelyel ambiente se estaba caldeando
3. (= fast) [pace, speed] → rápido
look lively!¡espabila!
4. (= keen) [mind] → vivaz, inquieto; [imagination] → vivo; [sense of humour] → agudo
she took a lively interest in everythingponía un gran interés en todo
5. (= vivid) [description, account, style] → vivo, vívido

lively

[ˈlaɪvli] adj
[person] → vif(vive)
She's got a lively personality
BUT Elle est pleine de vitalité.
[event, discussion] → animé(e)
It was a lively party → C'était une soirée animée.
to take a lively interest in sth → s'intéresser vivement à qch
liven up
[ˌlaɪvənˈʌp]
vt sep
[+ room] → égayer
[+ discussion, evening] → animer
[+ person] → animer
vi (= become more animated) [person, area, restaurant] → s'animer

lively

adj (+er)lebhaft; scene, account, sense of humourlebendig; campaigndynamisch; paceflott; mindwach, aufgeweckt; imaginationlebendig, blühend; tuneschwungvoll; things are getting livelyes geht hoch her (inf); at 8 things will start to get livelyum 8 wird es dann lebhafter; we had a lively timees war viel los (inf); he’s having a lively time of it in his new jobin seiner neuen Stelle kann er sich über Langeweile nicht beklagen; look lively! (= speed up)mach schnell!, ein bisschen lebhaft, bitte!

lively

[ˈlaɪvlɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (gen) → vivace, vivo/a; (imagination) → fervido/a; (conversation, argument) → animato/a; (interest) → vivo/a; (party, scene) → movimentato/a; (pace) → sostenuto/a
things are getting lively → l'ambiente or l'atmosfera comincia a scaldarsi

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.

lively

نَشيِطٌ energický livlig lebhaft ζωηρός animado eloisa animé živahan animato 元気のよい 활기찬 levendig livlig pełen życia animado деятельный livlig มีชีวิตชีวา canlı sống động 活泼的

lively

a. vivo-a; vivaracho-a, animado-a.
References in classic literature ?
Elizabeth took leave of the whole party in the liveliest of spirits.
But when Mr Willet appeared--old John himself--so heavy-headed and obstinate, and with such a double chin as the liveliest imagination could never in its boldest flights have conjured up in all its vast proportions--then she stood corrected, and unwillingly admitted to herself that she was broad awake.
The cause of this again is, that to learn gives the liveliest pleasure, not only to philosophers but to men in general; whose capacity, however, of learning is more limited.
She had no illness to complain of; she shared willingly in the ever-varying succession of amusements offered to strangers by the ingenuity of the liveliest people in the world--but nothing roused her: she remained persistently dull and weary through it all.
The natives still flocked in numbers about the encampment, and watched with the liveliest curiosity everything that was going forward.
It is only Cecilia, or Camilla, or Belinda"; or, in short, only some work in which the greatest powers of the mind are displayed, in which the most thorough knowledge of human nature, the happiest delineation of its varieties, the liveliest effusions of wit and humour, are conveyed to the world in the best-chosen language.
That wound (which Tikhon treated only with internal and external applications of vodka) was the subject of the liveliest jokes by the whole detachment- jokes in which Tikhon readily joined.
For the rest any kind word about "The Return" (and there have been such words said at different times) awakens in me the liveliest gratitude, for I know how much the writing of that fantasy has cost me in sheer toil, in temper, and in disillusion.
The preceding relative positions of himself and Lucie were reversed, yet only as the liveliest gratitude and affection could reverse them, for he could have had no pride but in rendering some service to her who had rendered so much to him.
It recrudesced the laughter and the song, and put a lilt into my own imagination so that I could laugh and sing and say foolish things with the liveliest of them, or platitudes with verve and intensity to the satisfaction of the pompous mediocre ones who knew no other way to talk.
Mr Nightingale changed colour at these words; but Jones, without regarding it, proceeded, in the liveliest manner, to paint the tragical story with which the reader was acquainted in the last chapter.
Why, you live in the liveliest set in Petersburg," said Anna.