part of speech: adjective

inflections: livelier, liveliest

definition 1: full of life or energy.

  • She is a very lively person.

synonyms: brisk, vital

antonyms: lethargic, lifeless

definition 2: gay or exciting.

  • This is a lively party.

synonyms: animated, festive, gay

antonyms: dead, dull

definition 3: striking.

  • The painter Vincent van Gogh used colors to create a lively effect.

synonyms: brisk, vivid

antonyms: dull, lifeless

part of speech: adverb

inflections: livelier, liveliest

definition: with quick movements or lots of energy.

  • The gym teacher told us to move lively.

synonyms: briskly, quickly

derivation: liveliness (n.)