lively ADJECTIVE (liveier, liveliest) 1) full of life and energy. 2) (of a place) full of activity. 3) intellectually stimulating or perceptive.
look lively — Cf. ↑look sharp
DERIVATIVES livelily adverb liveliness noun.

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