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Pronunciation:  l'Ivleenus

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  general activity and motion
  2. [n]  animation and energy in action or expression; "it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it"

LIVELINESS is a 10 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: animation, life, spirit, sprightliness
 See Also: activity, airiness, alacrity, animation, breeziness, brio, briskness, buoyancy, delicacy, ebullience, elan, energy, enthusiasm, esprit, exuberance, ginger, high-spiritedness, invigoration, irrepressibility, jauntiness, pep, peppiness, spiritedness, vigor, vigour, vim, vivification



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Live"li*ness\, n. [From {Lively}.]
1. The quality or state of being lively or animated;
   sprightliness; vivacity; animation; spirit; as, the
   liveliness of youth, contrasted with the gravity of age.
   --B. Jonson.

2. An appearance of life, animation, or spirit; as, the
   liveliness of the eye or the countenance in a portrait.

3. Briskness; activity; effervescence, as of liquors.

Syn: Sprightliness; gayety; animation; vivacity; smartness;
     briskness; activity. -- {Liveliness}, {Gayety},
     {Animation}, {Vivacity}. Liveliness is an habitual
     feeling of life and interest; gayety refers more to a
     temporary excitement of the animal spirits; animation
     implies a warmth of emotion and a corresponding
     vividness of expressing it, awakened by the presence of
     something which strongly affects the mind; vivacity is a
     feeling between liveliness and animation, having the
     permanency of the one, and, to some extent, the warmth
     of the other. Liveliness of imagination; gayety of
     heart; animation of countenance; vivacity of gesture or

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