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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-tiv]
    • /ˈæk tɪv/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-tiv]
    • /ˈæk tɪv/

Definitions of activeness word

  • adjective activeness engaged in action; characterized by energetic work, participation, etc.; busy: an active life. 1
  • adjective activeness being in a state of existence, progress, or motion: active hostilities. 1
  • adjective activeness involving physical effort and action: active sports. 1
  • adjective activeness having the power of quick motion; nimble: active as a gazelle. 1
  • adjective activeness characterized by action, motion, volume, use, participation, etc.: an active market in wheat; an active list of subscribers. 1
  • adjective activeness causing activity or change; capable of exerting influence (opposed to passive): active treason. 1

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Origin of activeness

First appearance:

before 1300
One of the 15% oldest English words
1300-50; < Latin āctīvus (see act, -ive); replacing Middle English actif < Middle French < Latin

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Parts of speech for Activeness


activeness popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 97% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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Synonyms for activeness

noun activeness

  • action — Action is doing something for a particular purpose.
  • life — the condition that distinguishes organisms from inorganic objects and dead organisms, being manifested by growth through metabolism, reproduction, and the power of adaptation to environment through changes originating internally.
  • movement — the act, process, or result of moving.
  • motion — the action or process of moving or of changing place or position; movement.
  • labor — productive activity, especially for the sake of economic gain.

Antonyms for activeness

noun activeness

  • cessation — The cessation of something is the stopping of it.
  • idleness — the quality, state, or condition of being lazy, inactive, or idle: His lack of interest in the larger world and his consummate idleness were the causes of their dreadful divorce.
  • inaction — absence of action; idleness.
  • inactivity — not active: an inactive volcano.
  • stoppage — an act or instance of stopping; cessation of activity: the stoppage of all work at the factory.

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