Active and Dull


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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.
Nearby Words: action, activity, activate, acting, activated
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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
Antonyms for Dull
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character active character dull character
life active life dull life
people active people dull people
scene active scene dull scene
Other nouns: show, characters, lives.

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 and Active. (2016). Retrieved 2021, April 12, from
Active & Dull. N.p., 2016. Web. 12 Apr. 2021. <>.
Dull or Active. 2016. Accessed April 12, 2021.

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