V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. having a lot of life or spirit; 2. full of movement and activity; 3. filmed as a moving sequence of still images

Synonyms: energized, enlivened, lively, busy, exuberant, active, vivacious, spirited

Antonyms: lifeless, still

Tips: Animated is derived from the Latin animare, "to give life to." If an object is animated, it is more lifelike and alive; if a person is animated, it means he or she is very expressive and lively.

Usage Examples:

She is a very animated storyteller, always using hand gestures, vocal changes, and facial expressions to enliven her stories. (lively, vivacious)

Sol found the animated cartoon much more interesting than the original comic book. (lively, active)

She returned from camp full of animated tales of adventure and fun. (lively, spirited)

I enjoy having conversations with Bill, because he is always so animated and interesting to talk to. (exuberant, vivacious)

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