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synonyms for lively

  • animated
  • bright
  • buoyant
  • bustling
  • cheerful
  • enjoyable
  • entertaining
  • festive
  • frisky
  • nimble
  • peppy
  • provocative
  • refreshing
  • spirited
  • stimulating
  • vigorous
  • agile
  • alert
  • animate
  • astir
  • blithe
  • blithesome
  • bouncy
  • brisk
  • buzzing
  • chipper
  • chirpy
  • complex
  • dashing
  • driving
  • effervescent
  • enterprising
  • frolicsome
  • full of pep
  • gay
  • go-go
  • happy
  • hyper
  • industrious
  • involved
  • jocund
  • jumping
  • keen
  • merry
  • perky
  • pert
  • quick
  • rousing
  • snappy
  • sparkling
  • sprightly
  • spry
  • stirring
  • vivacious
  • zippy
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antonyms for lively

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  • apathetic
  • depressed
  • down
  • dull
  • gloomy
  • heavy
  • inactive
  • lethargic
  • sad
  • somber
  • unhappy
  • unpleasant
  • dispirited
  • lifeless
  • sleepy
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How to use lively in a sentence

Ford engineers tuned the AWD system to give the Mach-E a lively rear-drive feeling, and it shows both in good weather and bad.
FORD’S ELECTRIC MUSTANG MACH-E IS AN IMPORTANT LEAP INTO THE FUTUREDAN CARNEYFEBRUARY 12, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
It tells in lively fashion gripping tales of bravery, treachery and revenge.
NATALIE HAYNES’S ‘A THOUSAND SHIPS’ BRILLIANTLY REFRAMES THE TROJAN WARCAROL MEMMOTTFEBRUARY 8, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Despite the periodic narrative detours, the book moves at a lively pace.
DETERMINED TO PRACTICE MEDICINE, TWO SISTERS DEFIED CONVENTIONSJANET GOLDENFEBRUARY 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Silverman then leads a lively discussion about the ills of social media with Sacha Baron Cohen and journalist Sheera Frenkel.
SARAH SILVERMAN JUST WANTS TO MAKE THINGS RIGHTGEOFF EDGERSFEBRUARY 4, 2021WASHINGTON POST
RSL driven by traces of underground moisture would make for a livelier Mars, but probably not a living Mars.
MARS’S MASCARA-LIKE STREAKS MAY BE CAUSED BY SLUSH AND LANDSLIDESCHARLIE WOODFEBRUARY 3, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
To wrap up the week, we also have a delicious and lively red from Uruguay and a refreshing sauvignon blanc from Chile.
THIS CHIANTI WILL PUT YOU UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN AND GROUND YOU WITH EARTHY FLAVORS, TOODAVE MCINTYREJANUARY 15, 2021WASHINGTON POST
It’s also a great place to make new friends — and one thing we can almost guarantee is that in Accra, you will make friends — who will show you their favorite corners of this lively, generous city.
YOUR GUIDE FOR WHEN TRAVEL RETURNSDANIEL MALLOYDECEMBER 27, 2020OZY
Sure, it be a lively discussion for fans to have over a beer in a bar — if we lived in a world where we could discuss things over a beer in a bar.
AN EASY GUIDE TO LOBBYING FOR A COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF SPOT DURING A PANDEMIC: DON’TBARRY SVRLUGADECEMBER 18, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Typically held each June, its highlights include a huge street festival featuring over 200 vendors annually, a lively parade, several cultural and educational events, countless opportunities to network and make connections, and more!
NASHVILLE: MAKING THE MOVE TO MUSIC CITYLGBTQ-EDITORDECEMBER 13, 2020NO STRAIGHT NEWS
We had a lively & interesting discussion on the state of play on outstanding issues.
BORIS JOHNSON FACES FINAL SUNDAY DEADLINE FOR BREXIT DEAL WITH THE EUKDUNN6DECEMBER 10, 2020FORTUNE
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