AskDefine | Define liveliness

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1 general activity and motion [syn: animation]
2 animation and energy in action or expression; "it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it" [syn: life, spirit, sprightliness]

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  1. The quality of being lively; animation; energy.


the quality of being lively
  • Dutch: levendigheid
  • French: vitalité

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

activity, adaptability, alacrity, animal spirits, animate existence, animation, anxiety, anxiousness, appetite, ardency, ardor, avidity, avidness, being alive, birth, bite, bounce, bounciness, breathless impatience, breeziness, brio, briskness, bubbliness, buoyance, buoyancy, capersomeness, cheerful readiness, coltishness, dash, eagerness, ebullience, ecstasy, effervescence, elan, elasticity, energy, enthusiasm, esprit, excitement, existence, extensibility, exuberance, fervency, fervidness, fervor, fire, flexibility, forwardness, friskiness, frolicsomeness, furor, fury, gaiety, gamesomeness, gayness, ginger, give, glow, gust, gusto, guts, having life, heart, heartiness, heat, hotness, immortality, impassionedness, impatience, impetuosity, impetus, joie de vivre, keen desire, keenness, kick, life, lifetime, living, long life, longevity, lustiness, mettle, moxie, nip, nippiness, passion, passionateness, pep, pepperiness, peppiness, perkiness, pertness, piquancy, piss and vinegar, pizzazz, playfulness, poignancy, promptness, punch, pungency, quickness, raciness, readiness, rebound, relish, resilience, resiliency, responsiveness, robustness, rollicksomeness, rompishness, savor, skittishness, snap, snappiness, soul, sparkle, spice, spiciness, spirit, spiritedness, spirits, sportiveness, sprightliness, spring, springiness, spriteliness, stretch, stretchability, stretchiness, tang, tanginess, tone, tonicity, tonus, vehemence, verve, viability, vigor, vim, vitality, vivaciousness, vivacity, vividness, warmth, warmth of feeling, zeal, zest, zestfulness, zip
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