- Antonyms of LIVELY:
- dull, inelastic, lethargic, monotonous, leaden, heavy, spiritless, lacklustre, unanimated, dreary, unenrgetic, bovine, lackluster, desiccate, humdrum, desiccated, drab, lustreless, uneventful, lusterless, arid, inactive, lazy, slow, indolent, quiescent, sluggish, idle, inert, quiet, stupid, unambitious, sleepy, tired, torpid, weary, apathetic, impassive, phlegmatic, stolid, boring, irksome, tedious, dead, inanimate, lackadaisical, languid, languishing, languorous, lifeless, limp, listless, vapid, asleep.
- Examples of usage:
It is not so odd, after all, when you come to think of it, says Molly, considering he never goes anywhere, as I have heard, and that I lead quite as lively an existence.
"Molly Bawn",Margaret Wolfe Hamilton.
I'm sorry to be obliged to leave you, captain, said he, as he stood ready to start, for, if I am not very much mistaken, you'll have lively times here before long.
"Frank on the Lower Mississippi",Harry Castlemon.
So amusing, and lively and nice to every one!
"The Twelfth Hour",Ada Leverson.
- It is not so odd, after all, when you come to think of it, says Molly, considering he never goes anywhere, as I have heard, and that I lead quite as lively an existence.
- compassion, forgiveness, mercy, pardon, pity.