Meaning of ACTIVE in English



being at work or in effective operation

marginal mines that are active only when prices are high

Synonyms: alive, dynamic, functioning, live, operative, running, working

Related Word: assiduous, busy, diligent, industrious; energetic, strenuous, vigorous; alert, wide-awake; rushing

Contrasted words: dormant, latent, quiescent; idle, inert, passive, supine; dead, dull, slow

Antonyms: inactive; abeyant


Synonyms: agile , brisk, brisky, catty, lively, nimble, sprightly, spry, yare, zippy

Related Word: animated, spirited, vivacious; flexible, graceful, supple

Contrasted words: inert, lumpish, torpid

Antonyms: inactive


Synonyms: energetic 2, driving, enterprising, lively

Related Word: expeditious, prompt, ready

Contrasted words: disinterested, indifferent, unconcerned

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