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effervescent

adjective

Definition: 1. marked by liveliness or excitement; 2. giving off bubbles

Synonyms: bubbly, exhilarated, lively

Antonyms: still, flat

Tips: The verb effervesce can refer to a literal bubbling, such as that which occurs with carbonated beverages like champagne, or the liveliness of a bubbly personality. Effervescent is similar to ebullient as both adjectives refer to bubbles both literally and figuratively. Effervescent is the state of having bubbles, while ebullient is an overflow of bubbles. Use effervescent as a more sophisticated way of saying "bubbly."

Usage Examples:

Her effervescent personality enlivened the entire room. (bubbly, lively)

When she moved, her friends missed the effervescence she had brought to the group with her lively chatter and bubbly personality. (exhilaration, liveliness) noun

The conservative office employees were leery of the temp's effervescent temperament, but soon became fond of her. (bubbly, lively)

I love champagne for its effervescent quality. (bubbly)


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