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Synonyms of lively in English:


  • 1 a lively young woman
    energetic, active, animated, dynamic, full of life, outgoing, spirited, high-spirited, vivacious, enthusiastic, vibrant, buoyant, exuberant, effervescent, cheerful;
    bouncy, bubbly, perky, sparkling, zestful
    [Antonyms] listless, lifeless
  • 2 a lively bar
    busy, crowded, bustling, buzzing;
    loud, rowdy;
    vibrant, boisterous, jolly, festive
    informal buzzy, hopping
    [Antonyms] quiet, dead
  • 3 a lively debate
    heated, vigorous, animated, spirited, enthusiastic, forceful;
    exciting, interesting, memorable
    [Antonyms] lifeless, dull
  • 4 a lively portrait of the local community
    vivid, colorful, striking, graphic, bold, strong
    [Antonyms] lifeless, dull
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