Antonyms of adj inactive

10 senses of inactive

Sense 1
inactive -- ((chemistry) not participating in a chemical reaction; chemically inert; "desired amounts of inactive chlorine")

INDIRECT (VIA unreactive) -> reactive -- (participating readily in reactions; "sodium is a reactive metal"; "free radicals are very reactive")

Sense 2
inactive (vs. active) -- ((pathology) not progressing or increasing; or progressing slowly)

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

Sense 3
nonoperational (vs. operational), inactive -- ((military) not involved in military operations)


Sense 4
inactive (vs. active) -- (not exerting influence or change)

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 5
dormant (vs. active), inactive -- ((of e.g. volcanos) not erupting and not extinct ; "a dormant volcano")


Sense 6
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)


Sense 7
inactive (vs. active) -- (lacking activity; lying idle or unused; "an inactive mine"; "inactive accounts"; "inactive machinery")

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
inactive (vs. active) -- (not engaged in full-time work; "inactive reserve"; "an inactive member")

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")

Sense 9
inactive (vs. active) -- (not active physically or mentally; "illness forced him to live an inactive life"; "dreamy and inactive by nature")

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)

Sense 10
inactive, motionless, static, still -- (not in physical motion; "the inertia of an object at rest")

INDIRECT (VIA nonmoving) -> moving -- (in motion; "a constantly moving crowd"; "the moving parts of the machine")

Similarity of adj inactive

10 senses of inactive

Sense 1
inactive -- ((chemistry) not participating in a chemical reaction; chemically inert; "desired amounts of inactive chlorine")
       => unreactive (vs. reactive) -- ((chemistry) not reacting chemically)

Sense 2
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 3
nonoperational (vs. operational), inactive -- ((military) not involved in military operations)

Sense 4
inactive (vs. active) -- (not exerting influence or change)
       => quiescent -- (not active or activated; "the quiescent level of centimeter wave-length solar radiation")

Sense 5
dormant (vs. active), inactive -- ((of e.g. volcanos) not erupting and not extinct ; "a dormant volcano")
       => quiescent -- (being quiet or still or inactive)

Sense 6
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 7
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
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)

Sense 9
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")
          Also See-> lethargic#1, unenrgetic#1

Sense 10
inactive, motionless, static, still -- (not in physical motion; "the inertia of an object at rest")
       => nonmoving (vs. moving), unmoving -- (not in motion)

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