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One entry found for lively.
Main Entry: live·ly
Pronunciation: primarystresslimacrv-lemacron
Function: adjective
Inflected Form(s): live·li·er; -est
1 : full of life : ACTIVE <a lively puppy>
2 : 1KEEN 3 <a lively interest>
3 : full of spirit or feeling <a lively debate>
4 : showing activity or spirit <a lively manner>
- live·li·ness noun
- lively adverb
synonyms LIVELY, ANIMATED, VIVACIOUS mean very much alive and spirited. LIVELY suggests briskness, alertness, or energy <a lively debate>. ANIMATED suggests great spirit and activity <an animated discussion of current events>. VIVACIOUS suggests attractive cheerfulness and a quick wit <a vivacious singer>.

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