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1. lively

adjective. ['ˈlaɪvli'] full of life and energy.

Synonyms

  • alert
  • spirited
  • live
  • breezy
  • warm
  • animated
  • scintillating
  • bubbling
  • bouncing
  • effusive
  • sparkly
  • spirit
  • bouncy
  • peppy
  • bubbly
  • effervescent
  • burbly
  • alive
  • energetic
  • gushing
  • life
  • zippy
  • rested
  • burbling
  • frothy
  • watchful
  • sprightliness

Antonyms

  • unanimated
  • dull
  • lethargic
  • tired
  • spiritless

Etymology

  • liflice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • lyvely (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Lively

  • snively
  • shively
  • hively
  • dively

How do you spell lively? Is it livley ?

A common misspelling of lively is livley

Sentences with lively


1. Adverb
Atlanta is young and lively.

2. Adjective
Several of these lively reefs are close the surface of the water, making them easily accessible to snorkelers.

Quotes about lively


1. Life is a lively process of becoming.
- Douglas MacArthur

2. Among the many signs of a lively faith and hope we have in eternal life, one of the surest is not being overly sad at the death of those whom we dearly love in our Lord.
- Saint Ignatius

3. We must not be so ready to fancy ourselves intentionally injured. We must not expect a lively young man to be always so guarded and circumspect. It is very often nothing but our own vanity that deceives us. Women fancy admiration means more than it does.
- Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

2. lively

adjective. ['ˈlaɪvli'] filled with events or activity.

Antonyms

  • unenthusiastic

Etymology

  • liflice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • lyvely (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. lively

adjective. ['ˈlaɪvli'] quick and energetic.

Synonyms

  • brisk
  • energetic
  • spanking
  • zippy
  • alert
  • snappy
  • merry

Antonyms

  • dormant
  • extinct
  • uncharged
  • noncurrent

Etymology

  • liflice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • lyvely (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. lively

adjective. ['ˈlaɪvli'] elastic; rebounds readily.

Synonyms

  • elastic
  • bouncy
  • springy
  • resilient

Antonyms

  • cowardly
  • dead
  • inanimate
  • recorded

Etymology

  • liflice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • lyvely (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. lively

adjective. ['ˈlaɪvli'] full of spirit.

Synonyms

  • vital
  • full of life
  • animated

Antonyms

  • inactivity
  • unwary
  • asleep
  • unaware

Etymology

  • liflice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • lyvely (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. lively

adjective. ['ˈlaɪvli'] full of zest or vigor.

Synonyms

  • racy

Antonyms

  • unloaded
  • unreverberant

Etymology

  • liflice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • lyvely (Middle English (1100-1500))
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