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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

Women desire six things: They want their husbands to be brave, wise, rich, generous, obedient to wife, and lively in bed.
Geoffrey Chaucer

If you're quiet, you're not living. You've got to be noisy and colorful and lively.
Mel Brooks

There is no more lively sensation than that of pain; its impressions are certain and dependable, they never deceive as may those of the pleasure women perpetually feign and almost never experience.
Marquis de Sade

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
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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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