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Synonyms for alive

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  1. aliveadjective


  2. aliveadjective


  3. aliveadjective

    to keep the fire alive; to keep the affections alive.


  4. aliveadjective

    The Boyne, for a quarter of a mile, was alive with muskets and green boughs. -- Thomas Babington Macaulay.


  5. aliveadjective


  6. aliveadjective

    Tremblingly alive to nature's laws. -- William Falconer.


  7. aliveadjective

    Northumberland was the proudest man alive. --Edward Hyde Clarendon.


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. alive

    Alive applies to all degrees of life, from that which shows one to be barely existing or existent as a living thing, as when we say he is just alive, to that which implies the very utmost of vitality and power, as in the words "he is all alive," "thoroughly alive." So the word quick, which began by signifying "having life," is now mostly applied to energy of life as shown in swiftness of action. Breathing is capable of like contrast. We say of a dying man, he is still breathing; or we speak of a breathing statue, or "breathing and sounding, beauteous battle," Tennyson Princess can. v, l. 155, where it means having, or seeming to have, full and vigorous breath, abundant life. Compare ACTIVE; ALERT; NIMBLE.

    active, alert, animate, animated, breathing, brisk, existent, existing, live, lively, living, quick, subsisting, vivacious

    dead, deceased, defunct, dispirited, dull, inanimate, lifeless, spiritless

    Alive in every nerve; alive to every noble impulse; alive with fervor, hope, resolve; alive through all his being.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. alive

    quick, living, breathing, warm, lively, vivacious, alert, existing, existent, safe, subsisting, active, brisk, animated

    dead, departed, cold, lifeless, defunct, inanimate, dispirited, du

Princeton's WordNet

  1. alive(p), liveadjective

    possessing life

    "the happiest person alive"; "the nerve is alive"; "doctors are working hard to keep him alive"; "burned alive"; "a live canary"

    insensitive, incognizant, extinct, dull, unaware, nonexistent

  2. alive(p)adjective

    (often followed by `with') full of life and spirit

    "she was wonderfully alive for her age"; "a face alive with mischief"

    extinct, nonexistent, insensitive, unaware, dull, incognizant

  3. animated, aliveadjective

    having life or vigor or spirit

    "an animated and expressive face"; "animated conversation"; "became very animated when he heard the good news"

    active, awake(p), alert, alive(p), live, animated

    dull, unaware, extinct, incognizant, insensitive, nonexistent

  4. alive(p)adjective

    (followed by `to' or `of') aware of

    "is alive to the moods of others"

    incognizant, nonexistent, insensitive, unaware, dull, extinct

  5. active, alive(p)adjective

    in operation

    "keep hope alive"; "the tradition was still alive"; "an active tradition"

    unaware, nonexistent, dull, extinct, insensitive, incognizant

  6. alert, alive(p), awake(p)adjective

    mentally perceptive and responsive;"an alert mind"

    "alert to the problems"; "alive to what is going on"; "awake to the dangers of her situation"; "was now awake to the reality of his predicament"

    insensitive, extinct, nonexistent, incognizant, unaware, dull

  7. alive, liveadjective

    capable of erupting

    "a live volcano"; "the volcano is very much alive"

    alive(p), active, live(a), bouncy, springy, unrecorded, animated, hot, live, lively, awake(p), alert, resilient

    extinct, nonexistent, dull, unaware, incognizant, insensitive

Editors Contribution

  1. vivien

    the meaning of the word

    Submitted by anonymous on May 31, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. aliveadjective

    living, breathing, live, not dead, in life, above ground

  2. aliveadjective

    sensitive, susceptible, with keen perceptions

  3. aliveadjective

    active, in force, in existence

  4. aliveadjective

    cheerful, sprightly, lively, joyous

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. aliveadjective

    living, quick, animated, instinct

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. ALIVE

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  1. Stacey Abrams:

    So let's be clear -- this is not a speech of concession, because concession means to acknowledge an action is right, true or proper, as a woman of conscience and faith, I can not concede that. But, my assessment is the law currently allows no further viable remedy. Now, I can certainly bring a new case to keep this one contest alive, but I don't want to hold public office if I need to scheme my way into the post. Because the title of governor isn't nearly as important as our shared title -- voters. And that is why we fight on.

  2. Michael Ajzenstadt:

    If we are going to look into the lives and the beliefs and doctrines of every artist around the world, I'm sure we won't be able to perform, at least here in Israel, a lot of music, i think in the 21st century, there should not be censorship, definitely not of artists, especially those who lived in Germany and tried to remain alive. Some did it because it is what they felt, some believed (in Nazi ideology), others didn't.

  3. Joanna Rudnick:

    You really see Sarah come alive in that opening scene, her body posture changes. And to see her mom's face -- this is 20 years of the two of them trying to help her through it and finding a happy moment together.

  4. Jeb Bush:

    I'm sick and tired of him going after my family, my dad is the greatest man alive, in my mind. While Donald Trump was building a reality TV show, my brother was building a security apparatus to keep us safe and I'm proud of what he did.

  5. Mary Wilsey:

    I feel in my heart my son would be alive.

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