adjective (livelier, liveliest)
- 1Full of life and energy; active and outgoing: she joined a lively team of reportersMore example sentences
- He was so lively and full of energy that it dawned on us that he must have been in some sort of pain for a lot longer than we had thought.
- Although a lively and outgoing teenager, he lives with the effects of what his father, Greg, termed ‘subtle neurological damage’.
- Nine-year-old Ricky is described as a lively, active boy who loves reading, swimming, watching TV and playing computer games.
- 1.1(Of a place or atmosphere) full of activity and excitement: Barcelona’s many lively barsMore example sentences
- When the fast is broken, there are festive activities in a lively atmosphere.
- The karaoke bar maintained a lively atmosphere, even at such a late hour.
- The town was a lively place, buzzing with activity.
- 1.2Intellectually stimulating or perceptive: a lively discussion her lively mindMore example sentences
- A bonus is the Reading Group Companion Section at the end of the novel, featuring 10 questions sure to stimulate a lively discussion of the book.
- Thank you both very much for a spirited, lively, intelligent discussion.
- However, it would be a foolish man who tried to dictate to three such lively and intelligent minds.
- 1.3(Of a vessel) buoyant and responsive in a sea.More example sentences
- This should result in a much more lively and competitive boat.
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- However, the performance quickly picks up great pace with a consistent liveliness and vitality, which is largely the result of some brilliant individual performances.
- We were much taken with the city, strolling around, enjoying the liveliness and the energy of the place.
- Her animation and liveliness engaged her young students, as evidenced by the children's laughter and high degree of participation.