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Definition of Lively

Lively

  1. Endowed with or manifesting life; living.
  2. Brisk; vivacious; active; as, a lively youth.
  3. Gay; airy; animated; spirited.
  4. Representing life; lifelike.
  5. Bright; vivid; glowing; strong; vigorous.
  6. In a brisk, active, or animated manner; briskly; vigorously.
  7. With strong resemblance of life.

Lively Quotations

Among the many signs of a lively faith and hope we have in eternal life, one of the surest is not being overly sad at the death of those whom we dearly love in our Lord.
Saint Ignatius

A lively understandable spirit Once entertained you. It will come again. Be still. Wait.
Theodore Roethke

Belief is nothing but a more vivid, lively, forcible, firm, steady conception of an object, than what the imagination alone is ever able to attain.
David Hume

I can assure you, public service is a stimulating, proud and lively enterprise. It is not just a way of life, it is a way to live fully.
Lee H. Hamilton

A good pun may be admitted among the smaller excellencies of lively conversation.
James Boswell
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Lively Translations

lively in Dutch is snedig, geestig, gevat, ad rem
lively in French is fringant, spirituel
lively in German is lebendig, lebhaft, lebendig
lively in Italian is allegro, vivo, vivace
lively in Latin is vegetus
lively in Norwegian is livlig
lively in Spanish is animado, despabilado, viviente
lively in Swedish is livlig, alert
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