Adjective "Lively" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Full of life and energy; active and outgoing.
  1. 'He was an active and lively lad with loads of friends.'
  2. 'Ever since he broke into Alex's first team as a lively 16-year old away to Gillingham in October 2000, he has looked the part.'
  3. 'Older people with a lively and out-going approach to life stay healthier longer than those who have to stay home between four walls.'
  4. 'Her eyes were blue, and just looking at them made Caroline realize that she had run into a lively, energetic girl.'
  5. 'This is a very active dog, lively and built for endurance.'
  6. 'They told a story of how a fresh-faced, lively outgoing child had descended into East London's drug underworld, which they believe cost him his life.'
  7. 'Daniella was a junior, an honor student, and a lively and cheerful girl.'
  8. 'Amusing a group of active, lively children may seem a daunting task for any parent or teacher who is organising a day trip or school tour.'
  9. 'He was so lively and full of energy that it dawned on us that he must have been in some sort of pain for a lot longer than we had thought.'
  10. 'She's very capable and, in fact, often is thought of by strangers as just an exceptional lively and uninhibited character.'
  11. 'Barcelona's many lively bars'
  12. 'In singing along, several were swept up in the lively atmosphere and boldly picked up their dinner utensils and used them as improvised musical instruments.'
  13. 'The Rookery is located close to London's trendy restaurants and bars and the area features a lively atmosphere.'
  14. 'If you are being encouraged to live in the town centre, then it is only because it is a lively place to be.'
  15. 'Blackpool was an extremely lively place this week.'
  16. 'The atmosphere is lively, especially at the busiest times (weekdays at lunchtime and from 6pm to 11 pm).'
  17. 'It was a very lively place, as the bar really is a bar.'
  18. 'The karaoke bar maintained a lively atmosphere, even at such a late hour.'
  19. 'The vacant shed in a local park may look old and dilapidated, but it could soon become a lively place of play for children if the latest in a long list of ambitious revamp plans bears fruit.'
  20. 'I'm already looking forward to my next visit to Village Cantina with its warm hospitality, lively atmosphere and great food.'
  21. 'Part of the Old Town which has been destroyed by the fire is the Grassmarket area, a lively place with a number of bars, cafes and restaurants frequented by students.'
  22. 'her lively mind'
  23. 'The most intellectually lively and revolutionary branch of Italian socialism was at this time the syndicalist movement.'
  24. 'A bonus is the Reading Group Companion Section at the end of the novel, featuring 10 questions sure to stimulate a lively discussion of the book.'
  25. 'As it happened, I had a fairly lively and animated discussion with the governor on monetary policy, my favourite hobby horse.'
  26. 'The best lessons are particularly lively and stimulating, with pupils responding with total concentration.'
  27. 'Cuvier found her to have a lively, intelligent mind, an excellent memory, and a good ear for music.'
  28. 'Despite the differences they had lively and interesting discussions about the meaning of life and death.'
  29. 'Over forty students discussed the future of multiculturalism at Macalester in a series of lively discussions last Saturday.'
  30. 'Thank you both very much for a spirited, lively, intelligent discussion.'
  31. 'I'd like to thank the majority of you, regardless of your views, who contribute to the discussions in a lively and intelligent way - you add a lot to the site.'
  32. 'I remember sitting and having quite a lively and animated discussion with friends a few years ago about this very subject.'
  33. 'But I hope for us it is not more lively and difficult than today, eh?'
  34. 'KSA owns several types of dinghy, from lively Laser Picos to family boats such as Wayfarers, which members can hire for a very reasonable £5 for two hours.'
  35. 'But cleaning fish on a lively boat that is heading for home at best speed can be fraught with danger if proper precautions are not taken.'


1. full or suggestive of life or vital energy; active, vigorous, or brisk: a lively discussion.

2. animated, spirited, vivacious, or sprightly: a lively tune; a lively wit.

3. eventful, stirring, or exciting: The opposition gave us a lively time.

4. bustling with activity; astir: The marketplace was lively with vendors.

5. strong, keen, or distinct; vivid: a lively recollection.

6. striking, telling, or effective, as an expression or instance.

More examples(as adjective)

"turnovers can be lively at markkas."

"trades can be lively at markkas."

"volumes can be lively at markkas."

"people can be lively after reports."

"trades can be lively in/at/on todays."

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Old English līflic ‘living, animate’ (see life, -ly).