Synonyms for enlivening

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Nana meanwhile was enlivening the dancing halls of the neighborhood.

Judge Dooly had a humor that was as illuminating as it was enlivening.

There were episodes in The School for Husbands that were very clever and enlivening.

The story of the whippings was enlivening Lisle Street, exaggerated, as usual.

Fervid and enlivening as its immediate impression may be it cannot be lasting.

But the best of feasts is dull work without an enlivening bowl.

That wild halloo, that waving arm, that enlivening shout—what means it?

The picture is better, perhaps, than the bricks were, yet it is not enlivening.

The face was nothing to me; but her companionship was enlivening.

The aspect of the country on a wet winter's day was not enlivening.

WORD ORIGIN

1630s, "give life to" (enlive in same sense is from 1590s); see en- (1) "make, put in" + life + -en (1). Meaning "make lively or cheerful" is from 1690s. Related: Enlivened; enlivening.

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