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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 Agent

  • reagent
  • bagent

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. agent

noun. ['ˈeɪdʒənt'] an active and efficient cause; capable of producing a certain effect.

Synonyms

  • teratogen
  • weakener
  • retardation
  • quickener
  • lethal agent
  • eliminator
  • vasoconstrictor
  • invigorator
  • shortener
  • represser
  • mutagen
  • transmitter
  • retardent
  • stressor
  • infectious agent
  • vector
  • biological agent
  • satisfier
  • motor
  • biohazard
  • retardant
  • infective agent
  • relaxer
  • impairer
  • enlivener
  • cause
  • causal agency
  • vasoconstrictive
  • causal agent
  • repressor

Antonyms

  • synergist
  • antagonist
  • abstain
  • bring to

Etymology

  • agens (Latin)

9. agent

noun. ['ˈeɪdʒənt'] a substance that exerts some force or effect.

Synonyms

  • bleaching agent
  • alkaliser
  • emmenagogue
  • nerve gas
  • diluent
  • hypoglycaemic agent
  • virucide
  • lactogen
  • antifungal
  • blanching agent
  • precipitant
  • whitener
  • antiflatulent
  • antimycotic
  • lactifuge
  • gastric antacid
  • antacid
  • thinner
  • disinfectant
  • viricide
  • drug
  • antimycotic agent
  • alkalizer
  • hypnagogue
  • chemical agent
  • coagulator
  • vermicide
  • galactagogue
  • coolant
  • germicide
  • mitogen
  • fungicide
  • hypoglycemic agent
  • coagulant
  • substance
  • dilutant
  • solvating agent
  • antiacid
  • inducer
  • nerve agent
  • antimicrobic
  • cause
  • causal agency
  • antimicrobial
  • causal agent
  • antifungal agent
  • bleach

Antonyms

  • afferent
  • noncausative
  • biological
  • nonrepresentative

Etymology

  • agens (Latin)

10. agent

noun. ['ˈeɪdʒənt'] a representative who acts on behalf of other persons or organizations.

Synonyms

  • deputy
  • special agent
  • talent agent
  • parliamentary agent
  • proxy
  • intelligence officer
  • next friend
  • general agent
  • purchasing agent
  • shopper
  • intelligence agent
  • government agent
  • shipping agent
  • surrogate
  • universal agent
  • placeholder
  • business agent
  • representative
  • secret agent
  • booking agent
  • mill agent
  • procurator
  • handler
  • operative
  • literary agent
  • employment agent
  • bailee
  • booker

Antonyms

  • general agent
  • dissuade
  • blacken
  • black

Etymology

  • agens (Latin)
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