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3 definitions found
 for liveliness
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  liveliness
      n 1: general activity and motion [syn: liveliness,
           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:
         liveliness, life, spirit, sprightliness]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  150 Moby Thesaurus words for "liveliness":
     activity, adaptability, alacrity, animal spirits,
     animate existence, animation, anxiety, anxiousness, appetite,
     ardency, ardor, avidity, avidness, being alive, birth, bite,
     bounce, bounciness, breathless impatience, breeziness, brio,
     briskness, bubbliness, buoyance, buoyancy, capersomeness,
     cheerful readiness, coltishness, dash, eagerness, ebullience,
     ecstasy, effervescence, elan, elasticity, energy, enthusiasm,
     esprit, excitement, existence, extensibility, exuberance, fervency,
     fervidness, fervor, fire, flexibility, forwardness, friskiness,
     frolicsomeness, furor, fury, gaiety, gamesomeness, gayness, ginger,
     give, glow, gust, gusto, guts, having life, heart, heartiness,
     heat, hotness, immortality, impassionedness, impatience,
     impetuosity, impetus, joie de vivre, keen desire, keenness, kick,
     life, lifetime, living, long life, longevity, lustiness, mettle,
     moxie, nip, nippiness, passion, passionateness, pep, pepperiness,
     peppiness, perkiness, pertness, piquancy, piss and vinegar,
     pizzazz, playfulness, poignancy, promptness, punch, pungency,
     quickness, raciness, readiness, rebound, relish, resilience,
     resiliency, responsiveness, robustness, rollicksomeness,
     rompishness, savor, skittishness, snap, snappiness, soul, sparkle,
     spice, spiciness, spirit, spiritedness, spirits, sportiveness,
     sprightliness, spring, springiness, spriteliness, stretch,
     stretchability, stretchiness, tang, tanginess, tone, tonicity,
     tonus, vehemence, verve, viability, vigor, vim, vitality,
     vivaciousness, vivacity, vividness, warmth, warmth of feeling,
     zeal, zest, zestfulness, zip
  
  

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