Synonyms of lively in English:

lively


See definition of lively

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 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