adjective, live·li·er, live·li·est.
SYNONYMS FOR lively
Examples from the Web for lively
The band turned back around, raising a lively tune to signal life would go on.
It was headquartered in Stanleyville, in a tall corner building that still stands in the decrepit, yet lively, downtown.
She was a perky redhead of about 30 with lively blue eyes, a petite figure, and lots of nerve.
Lively discussions, inspiring stories and Texas hospitality!
Not everyone agrees with us, but it starts a lively conversation.Leaky Ceilings, Catcalls, and Uncaged Pythons: 4 Hours on NYC’s Worst Subway|Kevin Zawacki|August 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hunt had often thought since that Joe Hurley was quite attracted by his lively sister.The Heart of Canyon Pass|Thomas K. Holmes
His brother Olaf was a tall, thin man; handsome in countenance; lively, modest, and popular.Heimskringla|Snorri Sturlason
The Times, in a late number, has treated the subject of emigration in a lively manner.
His conversation then was lively, yet without wit, and sarcastic, though without bitterness.Pelham, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
A lively discussion has been started as to which is the oldest church in Connecticut.