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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  • Liveliness — Live li*ness, n. [From {Lively}.] 1. The quality or state of being lively or animated; sprightliness; vivacity; animation; spirit; as, the liveliness of youth, contrasted with the gravity of age. B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] 2. An appearance of life …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • liveliness — noun see lively …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • liveliness — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. animation, vivacity, sprightliness, pep (sl.). See activity, cheerfulness, feeling, vigor. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. animation, energy, spiritedness, briskness; see action 1 . III (Roget s Thesaurus II) …   English dictionary for students

  • liveliness — live·li·ness || laɪvlɪnɪs n. quality of being energetic and full of life; animation, vivaciousness; excitement, activity; quality of being sharp and clear (as of memories); vividness; quality of being striking or effective; briskness …   English contemporary dictionary

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