Liveliness 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. [1913 Webster]

2. An appearance of life, animation, or spirit; as, the liveliness of the eye or the countenance in a portrait. [1913 Webster]

3. Briskness; activity; effervescence, as of liquors. [1913 Webster]

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 conversation. [1913 Webster]

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