Antonyms of adj lively

6 senses of lively

Sense 1
lively (vs. dull) -- (full of life and energy; "a lively discussion"; "lively and attractive parents"; "a lively party")

dull (vs. lively) -- (lacking in liveliness or animation; "he was so dull at parties"; "a dull political campaign"; "a large dull impassive man"; "dull days with nothing to do"; "how dull and dreary the world is"; "fell back into one of her dull moods")
        => arid, desiccate, desiccated -- (lacking vitality or spirit; lifeless; "a technically perfect but arid performance of the sonata"; "a desiccate romance"; "a prissy and emotionless creature...settles into a mold of desiccated snobbery"-C.J.Rolo)
        => bovine -- (dull and slow-moving and stolid; like an ox; "showed a bovine apathy")
        => drab, dreary -- (lacking in liveliness or charm or surprise; "her drab personality"; "life was drab compared with the more exciting life style overseas"; "a series of dreary dinner parties")
        => heavy, leaden -- (lacking lightness or liveliness; "heavy humor"; "a leaden conversation")
        => humdrum, monotonous -- (tediously repetitious or lacking in variety; "a humdrum existence; all work and no play"; "nothing is so monotonous as the sea")
        => lackluster, lacklustre, lusterless, lustreless -- (lacking brilliance or vitality; "a dull lackluster life"; "a lusterless performance")

Sense 2
lively, racy -- (full of zest or vigor; "a racy literary style")

INDIRECT (VIA spirited) -> spiritless -- (lacking ardor or vigor or energy; "a spiritless reply to criticism")

Sense 3
alert, brisk, lively, merry, rattling, snappy, spanking, zippy -- (quick and energetic; "a brisk walk in the park"; "a lively gait"; "a merry chase"; "traveling at a rattling rate"; "a snappy pace"; "a spanking breeze")

INDIRECT (VIA energetic) -> lethargic, unenrgetic -- (deficient in alertness or activity; "bullfrogs became lethargic with the first cold nights")

Sense 4
bouncy, live, lively, resilient, springy -- (elastic; rebounds readily; "clean bouncy hair"; "a lively tennis ball"; "as resilient as seasoned hickory"; "springy turf")

INDIRECT (VIA elastic) -> inelastic -- (not elastic; "economists speak of an inelastic price structure")

Sense 5
lively -- (filled with events or activity; "a lively period in history")

INDIRECT (VIA eventful) -> uneventful -- (marked by no noteworthy or significant events; "an uneventful life"; "the voyage was pleasant and uneventful"; "recovery was uneventful")

Sense 6
full of life, lively, vital -- (full of spirit; "a dynamic full of life woman"; "a vital and charismatic leader"; "this whole lively world")

INDIRECT (VIA animated) -> unanimated -- (not animated or enlivened; dull)

Similarity of adj lively

6 senses of lively

Sense 1
lively (vs. dull) -- (full of life and energy; "a lively discussion"; "lively and attractive parents"; "a lively party")
       => alive (predicate) -- ((often followed by `with') full of life and spirit; "she was wonderfully alive for her age"; "a face alive with mischief")
       => bouncing, bouncy, peppy, spirited, zippy -- (marked by lively action; "a bouncing gait"; "bouncy tunes"; "the peppy and interesting talk"; "a spirited dance")
       => breezy -- (fresh and animated; "her breezy nature")
       => bubbly -- (full of or showing high spirits; "bright bubbly children"; "a bubbly personality")
       => bubbling, effervescent, frothy, scintillating, sparkly -- (marked by high spirits or excitement; "his fertile effervescent mind"; "scintillating personality"; "a row of sparkly cheerleaders")
       => burbling, burbly, effusive, gushing -- (uttered with unrestrained enthusiasm; "a novel told in burbly panting tones")
       => live -- (abounding with life and energy; "the club members are a really live bunch")
       => warm -- (characterized by liveliness or excitement or disagreement; "a warm debate")
          Also See-> alert#1, watchful#1; animated#1, alive#3; energetic#1; rested#1; spirited#1

Sense 2
lively, racy -- (full of zest or vigor; "a racy literary style")
       => spirited (vs. spiritless) -- (displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness)

Sense 3
alert, brisk, lively, merry, rattling, snappy, spanking, zippy -- (quick and energetic; "a brisk walk in the park"; "a lively gait"; "a merry chase"; "traveling at a rattling rate"; "a snappy pace"; "a spanking breeze")
       => energetic (vs. lethargic) -- (possessing or exerting or displaying energy; "an energetic fund raiser for the college"; "an energetic group of hikers"; "it caused an energetic chemical reaction")

Sense 4
bouncy, live, lively, resilient, springy -- (elastic; rebounds readily; "clean bouncy hair"; "a lively tennis ball"; "as resilient as seasoned hickory"; "springy turf")
       => elastic (vs. inelastic) -- (capable of resuming original shape after stretching or compression; springy; "an elastic band"; "a youthful and elastic walk")

Sense 5
lively -- (filled with events or activity; "a lively period in history")
       => eventful (vs. uneventful) -- (full of events or incidents; "the most exhausting and eventful day of my life")

Sense 6
full of life, lively, vital -- (full of spirit; "a dynamic full of life woman"; "a vital and charismatic leader"; "this whole lively world")
       => animated (vs. unanimated), alive -- (having life or vigor or spirit; "an animated and expressive face"; "animated conversation"; "became very animated when he heard the good news")

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