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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The quality of being lively; animation; energy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being lively or animated; sprightliness; vivacity; animation; spirit.
  • n. An appearance of life, animation, or spirit.
  • n. Briskness; activity; effervescence, as of liquors.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality or state of being lively or animated; sprightliness; vivacity; animation; spirit; briskness; activity; effervescence.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. animation and energy in action or expression
  • n. general activity and motion

Etymologies

lively +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

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