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Pronunciation[]

Etymology 1[]

Old English līflīċ.

Adjective[]

Lively (comparative livelier, superlative liveliest)

Positive
Lively

Comparative
livelier

Superlative
liveliest

  1. Full of life; energetic.
Derived terms[]
  • look lively
Translations[]

Etymology 2[]

Old English līflīċe.

Adverb[]

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Positive
Lively

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. (obsolete) In a lifelike manner; vibrantly, vividly.
    • Template:RQ:Spenser Faerie Queene, III.i:
      Him to a dainty flowre she did transmew, / Which in that cloth was wrought, as if it liuely grew.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, Folio Society 2006, vol. 1, p. 220-1:
      the Painter Protogenes [...] having perfected the image of a wearie and panting dog, [...] but being unable, as he desired, lively to represent the drivel or slaver of his mouth, vexed against his owne worke, took his spunge, and moist as it was with divers colours, threw it at the picture [...].

Anagrams[]

  • eillvy,
  • evilly
  • vilely

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