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adjective [usually before noun]     lively pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    full of energy and enthusiasm

    a lively group of students

    1. a.
      showing a lot of intelligence and interest in things

      a lively and enquiring mind

      a lively interest/curiosity:

      Politicians should take a lively interest in issues that concern local people.

  2. 3
    a lively discussion is one in which a lot of people give their opinions and ask questions

    The conference produced some lively debate.

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the situation of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union

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a hatred of certain sounds, such as sniffling, mouth noises, breathing or lip smacking

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