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liveliness


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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 
 
  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 
  conversation. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  liveliness 
  n  1:  general  activity  and  motion  [syn:  {animation}] 
  2:  animation  and  energy  in  action  or  expression;  "it  was  a 
  heavy  play  and  the  actors  tried  in  vain  to  give  life  to 
  it"  [syn:  {life},  {spirit},  {sprightliness}] 




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