- 1full of life and energy; active and enthusiastic synonym animated, vivacious an intelligent and lively young woman a lively and inquiring mind He showed a lively interest in politics. Her eyes were bright and lively.
- 2(of a place, an event, etc.) full of interest or excitement synonym bustling a lively bar a lively debate
- 3(of colors) strong and definite a lively shade of pink
- 4 busy and active They do a lively trade in souvenirs and gifts.
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noun [uncountable] Her liveliness and wit impressed him.