Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun active

3 senses of active

Sense 1
active agent, active -- (chemical agent capable of activity)
       => chemical agent -- (an agent that produces chemical reactions)

Sense 2
active voice, active -- (the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is performing the action or causing the happening denoted by the verb; "`The boy threw the ball' uses the active voice")
       => voice -- ((linguistics) the grammatical relation (active or passive) of the grammatical subject of a verb to the action that the verb denotes)

Sense 3
active -- (a person who is a participating member of an organization; "the club issues a list of members, both the actives and the retirees")
       => person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul -- (a human being; "there was too much for one person to do")

Antonyms of adj active

14 senses of active

Sense 1
active (vs. inactive) -- (tending to become more severe or wider in scope; "active tuberculosis")

inactive (vs. active) -- ((pathology) not progressing or increasing; or progressing slowly)
        => dead-end -- (lacking opportunities for development or advancement; "stuck in a dead-end job")
        => flat -- (commercially inactive; "flat sales for the month"; "prices remained flat"; "a flat market")
        => indolent -- ((of tumors, e.g.) slow to heal or develop and usually painless; "an indolent ulcer"; "leprosy is an indolent infectious disease")
        => latent -- ((pathology) not presently active; "latent infection"; "latent diabetes")
        => quiescent -- ((pathology) causing no symptoms; "a quiescent tumor")

Sense 2
active, combat-ready, fighting (prenominal) -- (engaged in or ready for military or naval operations; "on active duty"; "the platoon is combat-ready"; "review the fighting forces")

INDIRECT (VIA operational) -> nonoperational, inactive -- ((military) not involved in military operations)

Sense 3
active (vs. passive) -- (disposed to take action or effectuate change; "a director who takes an active interest in corporate operations"; "an active antagonism"; "he was active in drawing attention to their grievances")

passive (vs. active), inactive -- (lacking in energy or will; "Much benevolence of the passive order may be traced to a disinclination to inflict pain upon oneself"- George Meredith)
        => hands-off -- (not involving participation or intervention; "a hands-off foreign policy")
        => resistless, supine, unresisting -- (offering no resistance; "resistless hostages"; "No other colony showed such supine, selfish helplessness in allowing her own border citizens to be mercilessly harried"- Theodore Roosevelt)

Sense 4
active, participating -- (taking part in an activity; "an active member of the club"; "he was politically active"; "the participating organizations")

INDIRECT (VIA involved) -> uninvolved -- (not involved; "being uninvolved he remained objective")

Sense 5
active (vs. inactive) -- (characterized by energetic activity; "an active toddler"; "active as a gazelle"; "an active man is a man of action")

inactive (vs. active) -- (not active physically or mentally; "illness forced him to live an inactive life"; "dreamy and inactive by nature")
        => desk-bound, deskbound -- (restricted to working in an office rather than in an active physical capacity)
        => abeyant, dormant -- (inactive but capable of becoming active; "her feelings of affection are dormant but easily awakened")
        => hypoactive, underactive -- (abnormally inactive)
        => inert, sluggish, soggy, torpid -- (slow and apathetic; "she was fat and inert"; "a sluggish worker"; "a mind grown torpid in old age")
        => sedentary -- (requiring sitting or little activity; "forced by illness to lead a sedentary life")

Sense 6
active (vs. inactive) -- (exerting influence or producing a change or effect; "an active ingredient")

inactive (vs. active) -- (not exerting influence or change)
        => quiescent -- (not active or activated; "the quiescent level of centimeter wave-length solar radiation")

Sense 7
active (vs. inactive) -- (full of activity or engaged in continuous activity; "an active seaport"; "an active bond market"; "an active account")

inactive (vs. active) -- (lacking activity; lying idle or unused; "an inactive mine"; "inactive accounts"; "inactive machinery")
        => dark -- (not giving performances; closed; "the theater is dark on Mondays")
        => dead -- (devoid of activity; "this is a dead town; nothing ever happens here")
        => dull, slow, sluggish -- ((of business) not active or brisk; "business is dull (or slow)"; "a sluggish market")
        => idle, unused -- (not in active use; "the machinery sat idle during the strike"; "idle hands")
        => strikebound -- (closed or immobilized by a strike; "a strikebound airline")

Sense 8
active, alive (predicate) -- (in operation; "keep hope alive"; "the tradition was still alive"; "an active tradition")

INDIRECT (VIA existent) -> nonexistent -- (not having existence or being or actuality; "chimeras are nonexistent")

Sense 9
active (vs. quiet) -- ((of the sun) characterized by an increased occurrence of sunspots and flares and radio emissions)

quiet (vs. active) -- (of the sun characterized by a low level of surface phenomena like sunspots e.g.)

Sense 10
active (vs. passive) -- (expressing that the subject of the sentence has the semantic function of actor: "Hemingway favors active constructions")

passive (vs. active) -- (expressing that the subject of the sentence is the patient of the action denoted by the verb; "academics seem to favor passive sentences")

Sense 11
active (vs. stative), dynamic -- ((used of verbs (e.g. `to run') and participial adjectives (e.g. `running' in `running water')) expressing action rather than a state of being)

stative (vs. active) -- (( used of verbs (e.g. `be' or `own') and most participial adjectives) expressing existence or a state rather than an action)

Sense 12
active (vs. extinct) -- ((of e.g. volcanos) capable of erupting)

extinct (vs. active) -- ((of e.g. volcanos) permanently inactive; "an extinct volcano")
        => dead -- (physically inactive; "Crater Lake is in the crater of a dead volcano of the Cascade Range")

Sense 13
active (vs. dormant) -- ((of e.g. volcanos) erupting or liable to erupt; "active volcanos")

dormant (vs. active), inactive -- ((of e.g. volcanos) not erupting and not extinct ; "a dormant volcano")
        => quiescent -- (being quiet or still or inactive)

Sense 14
active (vs. inactive) -- (engaged in full-time work; "active duty"; "though past retirement age he is still active in his profession")

inactive (vs. active) -- (not engaged in full-time work; "inactive reserve"; "an inactive member")
        => off -- (not performing or scheduled for duties; "He's off every Tuesday")
        => retired -- (no longer active in your work or profession)

Similarity of adj active

14 senses of active

Sense 1
active (vs. inactive) -- (tending to become more severe or wider in scope; "active tuberculosis")
       => progressive -- (advancing in severity; "progressive paralysis")

Sense 2
active, combat-ready, fighting (prenominal) -- (engaged in or ready for military or naval operations; "on active duty"; "the platoon is combat-ready"; "review the fighting forces")
       => operational (vs. nonoperational) -- ((military) of or intended for or involved in military operations)

Sense 3
active (vs. passive) -- (disposed to take action or effectuate change; "a director who takes an active interest in corporate operations"; "an active antagonism"; "he was active in drawing attention to their grievances")
       => activist, activistic -- (advocating or engaged in activism)
       => hands-on -- (involving active participation; "he's a hands-on manager"; "hands-on operations")
       => proactive -- ((of a policy or person or action) controlling a situation by causing something to happen rather than waiting to respond to it after it happens)

Sense 4
active, participating -- (taking part in an activity; "an active member of the club"; "he was politically active"; "the participating organizations")
       => involved (vs. uninvolved) -- (connected by participation or association or use; "we accomplished nothing, simply because of the large number of people involved"; "the problems involved"; "the involved muscles"; "I don't want to get involved"; "everyone involved in the bribery case has been identified")

Sense 5
active (vs. inactive) -- (characterized by energetic activity; "an active toddler"; "active as a gazelle"; "an active man is a man of action")
       => about (predicate), astir (predicate) -- (on the move; "up and about"; "the whole town was astir over the incident")
       => acrobatic, athletic, gymnastic -- (vigorously active; "an acrobatic dance"; "an athletic child"; "athletic playing"; "gymnastic exercises")
       => agile, nimble, quick, spry -- (moving quickly and lightly; "sleek and agile as a gymnast"; "as nimble as a deer"; "nimble fingers"; "quick of foot"; "the old dog was so spry it was halfway up the stairs before we could stop it")
       => hot -- (marked by excited activity; "a hot week on the stock market")
       => hyperactive, overactive -- (more active than normal; "a hyperactive child")
       => on the go (predicate) -- ((of a person) very busy and active; "is always on the go")
       => sporty -- (appropriate for sport or engagement in a sport)
          Also See-> energetic#1; lively#1

Sense 6
active (vs. inactive) -- (exerting influence or producing a change or effect; "an active ingredient")
       => activated -- (rendered active; e.g. rendered radioactive or luminescent or photosensitive or conductive)
       => counteractive -- (opposing or neutralizing or mitigating an effect by contrary action)
       => surface-active -- (capable of lowering the surface tension of a liquid; used especially of detergents)

Sense 7
active (vs. inactive) -- (full of activity or engaged in continuous activity; "an active seaport"; "an active bond market"; "an active account")
       => brisk -- (very active; "doing a brisk business")
       => bustling -- (full of energetic and noisy activity; "a bustling city")
       => busy -- (crowded with or characterized by much activity; "a very busy week"; "a busy life"; "a busy street"; "a busy seaport")
       => going (prenominal) -- (in full operation; "a going concern")
       => open -- (ready for business; "the stores are open")
       => springy -- ((of movements) light and confidently active; "he walked away with a springy step")

Sense 8
active, alive (predicate) -- (in operation; "keep hope alive"; "the tradition was still alive"; "an active tradition")
       => existent (vs. nonexistent), existing -- (having existence or being or actuality; "an attempt to refine the existent machinery to make it more efficient"; "much of the beluga caviar existing in the world is found in the Soviet Union and Iran")

Sense 9
active (vs. quiet) -- ((of the sun) characterized by an increased occurrence of sunspots and flares and radio emissions)

Sense 10
active (vs. passive) -- (expressing that the subject of the sentence has the semantic function of actor: "Hemingway favors active constructions")

Sense 11
active (vs. stative), dynamic -- ((used of verbs (e.g. `to run') and participial adjectives (e.g. `running' in `running water')) expressing action rather than a state of being)

Sense 12
active (vs. extinct) -- ((of e.g. volcanos) capable of erupting)
       => alive, live -- (capable of erupting; "a live volcano"; "the volcano is very much alive")
          Also See-> live#2

Sense 13
active (vs. dormant) -- ((of e.g. volcanos) erupting or liable to erupt; "active volcanos")
       => eruptive -- (actively spewing out lava; "a geyser is an intermittently eruptive hot spring")

Sense 14
active (vs. inactive) -- (engaged in full-time work; "active duty"; "though past retirement age he is still active in his profession")
       => activated -- ((military) set up and placed on active assignment; "a newly activated unit")

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