Part of speech:
In or of the active voice
Energetic in application to work or study.
Used or done on a living cell or tissue:
Mentally quick; quick-witted; alert
Occupied in some activity; at work; not idle
Of or relating to energy.
Full of liveliness and activity; characterized by quickness of motion or action; lively; spirited; quick.
Full of life; active, nimble, brisk, etc., esp. though elderly
Full of energy; lively.
Full of spirit; lively; energetic; animated
The definition of vivacious is lively or animated.
The definition of gay is someone or something bright or happy.
Buoyant and self-confident; briskly cheerful.
Lively and high-spirited; vivacious
The definition of buoyant is someone or something that is able to rise or float in air or water.
Lively; playful; frolicsome
Cheerful; lively; bright
Characterized by good health and high spirits; full of life; uninhibited
Boiling or seeming to boil; bubbling.
Of an object, reflecting light as if giving off tiny sparks.
Tending to provoke or stimulate.
The definition of agile is a person or thing that is nimble and moves quickly and easily.
Open to or allowing in air; breezy or drafty:
Quick in thought or action; active; nimble
Showing a cheerful, carefree disposition; lighthearted
(Archaic) Manifest to the mind, as light is to the eyes; clear; evident; plain.
The definition of bustling is something full of noise, energy and activity.
(Informal) Cheerful and sprightly; in good spirits
Having or showing enthusiasm; ardent
The definition of feisty is someone aggressive or lively.
Having the glowing or unspoiled appearance of youth:
That buzzes, drones, or hums
Bold or impudent in speech or behavior; saucy; forward
The definition of piquant is something that stimulates curiosity or the taste buds, usually in an engaging or pleasant way.
Wild, disorderly, boisterous, unruly, etc.
Vigorous, lively, and vital:
Moving capriciously from one idea, interest, etc. to another; fickle
Allowing movement or action only at a low speed:
Displaying little movement or activity; slow; inactive:
That never had life; inanimate
Ready or inclined to sleep; drowsy
The definition of merry is festive, full of laughter or fun.
The definition of dynamic is constant change or motion.
The definition of forceful is someone or something that is strong and powerful.
Of, relating to, or produced by motion.
Violent, intense, or forceful:
Designating or of a type of film characterized by a fast-paced plot, a series of suspenseful confrontations, violent fight and chase scenes, etc.
Broadcast while actually being performed; not taped, filmed, or recorded:
The definition of resilient is someone or something that bounces back into shape or recovers quickly.
The definition of mercurial is changeable or fickle.
Requiring great effort, energy, or exertion:
- Gay suggests lightheartedness and unrestrained good spirits in gay spirits
- Vivacious and sprightly imply buoyancy of spirit or sparkling brightness, vivacious also suggesting liveliness a vivacious manner, and sprightly, cheerfulness or vigor a sprightly tune
- Animated is applied to that which is made alive or bright and suggests a spirited quality an animated face, an animated discussion
- Lively implies being full of life and energy and suggests an active or vigorous quality a lively dance, a lively talk
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