Pronunciation of Enlivening
/ɛnlˈa͡ɪvənɪŋ/, /ɛnlˈaɪvənɪŋ/, /ɛ_n_l_ˈaɪ_v_ə_n_ɪ_ŋ/
Antonyms for enlivening:
commonplace, stale, monochromatic, timeworn, arid, cliched, unstimulating, mind-numbing, monotonous, dull, drab, musty, dreary, banal, uninteresting, cliche, leaden, tiring, well-worn, tired, tame, tedious, dusty, tiresome, slow, wearying, hack, pedestrian, flat, Jading, numbing, old, stuffy, trite, debilitating, cobwebby, drudging, obligatory, boring, stodgy, ho-hum, hackneyed, shopworn, humdrum, wearisome, colorless, threadbare, weary, jejune, stereotyped, heavy, ponderous, dry.
Usage examples for enlivening:
- The room was stuffy, and there are more enlivening spectacles than seventy British officers caught by Dutch farmers and penned together in confinement. - "London to Ladysmith via Pretoria", Winston Spencer Churchill.
- Meanwhile the revolution of July had taken place; the Grand Opera, previously a royal institution, passed into the hands of a private person; my mother was dead, and my father found life in Paris unbearable because he did not understand French: so I cancelled the agreement which bound me by rights to send in four other grand operas, preferring to remain quietly in my native land, enlivening the last years of my old father's existence. - "The Great Musicians: Rossini and His School", Henry Sutherland Edwards.
- Now it cannot be the water merely which produces this enlivening and fertilising effect observed, and which lasts for weeks and months. - "Familiar Letters of Chemistry", Justus Liebig.