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1‘the bride was an attractive and lively young woman’
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
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
listless, lifeless, apathetic
2‘a lively West End bar’
busy, crowded, bustling, hectic, swarming, teeming, astir, buzzing, thronging
vibrant, boisterous, jolly, festive
informal hopping, jumping, buzzy
British informal like Piccadilly Circus
3‘a lively debate’
heated, vigorous, stimulating, animated, spirited, enthusiastic, forceful
exciting, stirring, interesting, eventful, memorable
4‘a lively portrait of the local community’
vivid, colourful, striking, stirring, graphic, bold, strong, interesting, effective, imaginative
5‘he bowled at a lively pace’
brisk, quick, fast, rapid, swift, speedy, smart, vigorous, fast and furious
informal nippy, snappy
6‘the press is making things lively for the Government’
awkward, tricky, difficult, challenging
eventful, exciting, busy
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