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Livelier Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    lively adj
  1. full of life and energy; "a lively discussion"; "lively and attractive parents"; "a lively party" [ant: dull]
  2. full of zest or vigor; "a racy literary style" [syn: racy]
  3. quick and energetic; "a brisk walk in the park"; "a lively gait"; "a merry chase"; "traveling at a rattling rate"; "a snappy pace"; "a spanking breeze" [syn: brisk, merry, rattling, snappy, spanking, zippy]
  4. rebounds readily; "clean bouncy hair"; "a lively tennis ball"; "as resiliant as seasoned hickory"; "springy turf" [syn: bouncy, live, resilient, springy, whippy]
  5. filled with events or activity; "a lively period in history"
  6. full of spirit; "a dynamic full of life woman"; "a vital and charismatic leader"; "this whole lively world" [syn: full of life, vital]
  7. characterized by energetic activity; "a lively baby" [also: liveliest, livelier]
Livelier Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    livelier See lively
Livelier Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Lively \Live"ly\, a. [Compar. Livelier; superl. Liveliest.] [For lifely. Cf. Lifelike.]
  1. Endowed with or manifesting life; living. Chaplets of gold and silver resembling lively flowers and leaves. --Holland.
  2. Brisk; vivacious; active; as, a lively youth. But wherefore comes old Manoa in such haste, With youthful steps ? Much livelier than erewhile He seems. --Milton.
  3. Gay; airy; animated; spirited. From grave to gay, from lively to severe. --Pope. 220 dictd 1.11.2/rf on FreeBSD 8.1-STABLE <>
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