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NOUN (2)

1. general activity and motion;
[syn: liveliness, animation]

2. animation and energy in action or expression;
- Example: "it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it"
[syn: liveliness, life, spirit, sprightliness]

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]
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]
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