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1. active

noun. ['ˈæktɪv'] chemical agent capable of activity.

Synonyms

  • chemical agent

Antonyms

  • tired
  • spiritless

Etymology

  • actif (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • actif (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Active

  • abortive
  • accommodative
  • accumulative
  • accusative
  • acquisitive
  • adaptive
  • addictive
  • additive
  • additive
  • adjective
  • administrative
  • adoptive
  • affective
  • affirmative
  • airmotive
  • alliterative
  • alliterative
  • anticompetitive
  • anti-infective
  • appointive

How do you pronounce active?

Pronounce active as ˈæktɪv.

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Sentences with active


1. Adjective
You may need to drink more if you're more physically active and/or if you live in warmer temperatures.

Quotes about active


1. I'm a vegetarian and very much active in regards to how I feel about animal rights and protecting animals and giving animals a voice. But at the same time, I appreciate and respect other people's decisions to eat meat. The only thing that I hope is that people are educated, that they're aware, that they're living a conscious lifestyle.
- Abbie Cornish

2. A good mother remembers to serve fruit at breakfast, is always cheerful and never yells, manages not to project her own neuroses and inadequacies onto her children, is an active and beloved community volunteer. She remembers to make play dates, her children's clothes fit, she does art projects with them and enjoys all their games.
- Ayelet Waldman

3. I think the most important thing is to keep active and to hope that your mind stays active.
- Jane Goodall

2. active

adjective. ['ˈæktɪv'] tending to become more severe or wider in scope.

Antonyms

  • nonviolent

Etymology

  • actif (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • actif (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. active

adjective. ['ˈæktɪv'] engaged in or ready for military or naval operations.

Synonyms

  • fighting
  • combat-ready

Antonyms

  • asleep
  • discontinuance
  • assembly

Etymology

  • actif (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • actif (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. active

adjective. ['ˈæktɪv'] disposed to take action or effectuate change.

Synonyms

  • proactive
  • hands-on
  • activist
  • activity
  • activeness

Antonyms

  • inactiveness
  • uncharged
  • old
  • tasteless

Etymology

  • actif (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • actif (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. active

adjective. ['ˈæktɪv'] taking part in an activity.

Synonyms

  • involved

Antonyms

  • unskilled
  • unwanted

Etymology

  • actif (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • actif (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. active

adjective. ['ˈæktɪv'] characterized by energetic activity.

Synonyms

  • astir
  • hyperactive
  • activity
  • lively
  • overactive
  • on the go
  • quick
  • athletic
  • gymnastic
  • acrobatic
  • sporty
  • spry
  • agile
  • activeness
  • nimble
  • energetic
  • about

Antonyms

  • inactiveness
  • lethargic
  • inactive
  • cold

Etymology

  • actif (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • actif (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

7. active

adjective. ['ˈæktɪv'] full of activity or engaged in continuous activity.

Synonyms

  • brisk
  • going
  • busy
  • open
  • springy

Antonyms

  • unemotionality
  • passionless
  • slow
  • far

Etymology

  • actif (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • actif (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

8. active

adjective. ['ˈæktɪv'] exerting influence or producing a change or effect.

Synonyms

  • activated
  • surface-active

Antonyms

  • uneager
  • stale
  • bad

Etymology

  • actif (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • actif (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

9. active

adjective. ['ˈæktɪv'] in operation.

Synonyms

  • existent
  • alive

Antonyms

  • unlucky
  • pleasant
  • unpopular

Etymology

  • actif (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • actif (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

10. active

noun. ['ˈæktɪv'] the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is performing the action or causing the happening denoted by the verb.

Synonyms

  • voice

Antonyms

  • anastalsis
  • unalert

Etymology

  • actif (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • actif (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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