Active and Dull


Active adjective - Having much high-spirited energy and movement.
Usage example: the fish are active today, but we still haven't caught anything

Dull is an antonym for active in topics: energetic, very involved in activity.


Dull adjective - Slow to move or act.
Usage example: a dull market for luxury goods this holiday season

Active is an antonym for dull in topics: lifeless, not sharp, drab, unintelligent, boring.

Nearby Words: dullness, dulling, dulled, dully, dullish

Both words in one sentence

  • Film / Act of Valor Dull Surprise: The majority of the actors are active SEALs with no real acting experience.
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Dull or Active. 2016. Accessed June 06, 2023.
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