Synonyms of lively in English:

lively


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See UK English definition of lively

See Spanish definition of animado

adjective

1‘the bride was an attractive and lively young woman’

SYNONYMS
energetic, active, animated, vigorous, dynamic, full of life, outgoing, spirited, high-spirited, vivacious, enthusiastic, vibrant, buoyant, exuberant, effervescent, cheerful
bouncy, bubbly, perky, sparkling, sprightly, spry, youthful, zesty, zestful, frisky, skittish
fun, fun-loving
informal bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, full of beans, chirpy, go-go, chipper, peppy, zippy, zappy, full of vim and vigour
North American informal peart
ANTONYMS

listless, lifeless, apathetic

2‘a lively West End bar’

SYNONYMS
busy, crowded, bustling, hectic, swarming, teeming, astir, buzzing, thronging
vibrant, boisterous, jolly, festive
informal hopping, jumping, buzzy
British informal heaving, like Piccadilly Circus
ANTONYMS

quiet, dead

3‘a lively debate’

SYNONYMS
heated, vigorous, stimulating, animated, spirited, enthusiastic, forceful
exciting, stirring, interesting, eventful, memorable
ANTONYMS

lifeless, dull

4‘a lively portrait of the local community’

SYNONYMS
vivid, colourful, striking, stirring, graphic, bold, strong, interesting, effective, imaginative
ANTONYMS

lifeless, dull

5‘he bowled at a lively pace’

SYNONYMS
brisk, quick, fast, rapid, swift, speedy, smart, vigorous, fast and furious
informal nippy, snappy
ANTONYMS

slow

6‘the press is making things lively for the Government’

SYNONYMS
awkward, tricky, difficult, challenging
eventful, exciting, busy
informal hairy
ANTONYMS

easy, peaceful