(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Energetic]
Syn. active, vigorous, energetic, brisk, industrious, vital, full of life, quick, nimble, spry, snappy*, peppy*, zippy*; see also active 1 , 2 .
2. [Spirited]
Syn. animated, spirited, vivacious, sprightly, gay, cheerful, perky, jaunty, high-spirited, in high spirits, bubbly, effervescent, bouncy, buoyant, frisky, cheery, exuberant, ebullient, sparkling, zestful, chipper*, chirpy*, zingy*; see also happy 1 , sprightly .
3. [StimuLating]
Syn. rousing, provocative, invigorating, stimuLating; see exciting , stimuLating .
Syn.- lively implies being full of life and energy and suggests an active or vigorous quality [ a lively dance, a lively talk ] ; animated is applied to that which is made alive or bright and suggests a spirited quality [ an animated face, an animated discussion ] ; vivacious and sprightly imply buoyancy of spirit or sparkling brightness, vivacious also suggesting liveliness [ a vivacious manner ] , and sprightly , cheerfulness or vigor [ a sprightly tune ] ; gay suggests lightheartedness and unrestrained good spirits [ in gay spirits ]
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
full of life, energetic, active, *peppy, bustling, vivacious, vigorous, *hyper, frisky, spry, effervescent, perky, *bubbly, *high octane.
ANT.: dead, sluggish, leaden, listless
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Possessing, exerting, or displaying energy: active, brisk, dynamic, dynamical, energetic, forceful, kinetic, sprightly, strenuous, vigorous. Informal: peppy. See ACTION. 2. Very brisk, alert, and full of high spirits: animated, bouncy, chipper, dashing, high-spirited, pert, spirited, vivacious. Informal: peppy. Idioms: bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, full of life. See ACTION. 3. Disposed to action: active, brisk, driving, dynamic, dynamical, energetic, enterprising, sprightly, spry, vigorous, zippy. Informal: peppy, snappy. See ACTION.

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