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Synonyms for animation
ˌæn əˈmeɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. animation, life, living, aliveness(noun)

    the condition of living or the state of being alive

    "while there's life there's hope"; "life depends on many chemical and physical processes"

    brio, liveliness, animateness, life-time, keep, support, life, bread and butter, vivification, sprightliness, lifespan, spirit, life sentence, invigoration, sustenance, life history, liveness, spiritedness, aliveness, living, lifetime, biography, vitality, livelihood, life story

  2. animation, vitality(noun)

    the property of being able to survive and grow

    "the vitality of a seed"

    verve, energy, spiritedness, vivification, elan vital, brio, vitality, life, life force, vital force, liveliness, living, invigoration, aliveness, vim

  3. animation, spiritedness, invigoration, brio, vivification(noun)

    quality of being active or spirited or alive and vigorous

    spiritedness, vivification, brio, vitality, life, liveliness, living, invigoration, aliveness

  4. vivification, invigoration, animation(noun)

    the activity of giving vitality and vigour to something

    spiritedness, vivification, brio, vitality, life, liveliness, living, invigoration, aliveness

  5. animation(noun)

    the making of animated cartoons

    spiritedness, vivification, brio, vitality, life, liveliness, living, invigoration, aliveness

  6. liveliness, animation(noun)

    general activity and motion

    sprightliness, spiritedness, vivification, brio, vitality, life, spirit, liveliness, living, invigoration, aliveness


  1. animation(noun)

    vivacity, spirit, energy, life, into, breath, vitalize, enthusiasm, liveliness, airiness, sprightliness, earnestness, promptitude, ardor, buoyancy

  2. animation(noun)

    The act of animating, or giving life or spirit.

    breath, liveliness, enthusiasm, energy, spirit, into, airiness, earnestness, vitalize, sprightliness, ardor, vivacity, buoyancy, promptitude, life

  3. animation(noun)

    The technique of making inanimate objects or drawings appear to move in motion pictures or computer graphics.

    liveliness, spirit, breath, vivacity, buoyancy, ardor, airiness, promptitude, sprightliness, into, enthusiasm, vitalize, energy, life, earnestness

  4. animation(noun)

    The state of being lively, brisk, or full of spirit and vigor; vivacity; spiritedness

    He recited the story with great animation.

    buoyancy, earnestness, enthusiasm, vitalize, spirit, into, liveliness, ardor, breath, promptitude, life, sprightliness, energy, airiness, vivacity

  5. animation(noun)

    The condition of being animate or alive.

    Perhaps an inanimate thing supplies me, while I am speaking, with whatever I possess of animation. --Landor.

    buoyancy, breath, ardor, spirit, vivacity, promptitude, sprightliness, liveliness, life, energy, enthusiasm, airiness, vitalize, into, earnestness

  6. animation(noun)

    conversion from the inanimate to animate grammatical category

    spirit, vivacity, energy, vitalize, life, breath, into, earnestness, buoyancy, sprightliness, airiness, enthusiasm, ardor, promptitude, liveliness

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. animation

    acuteness, alertness, brilliancy, cleverness, intelligence, keenness, quickness, readiness, sagacity, sense, sensibility

    apathy, dulness, insensibility, obtuseness, slowness, sluggishness, stupefaction, stupidity, stupor

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. animation

    life, vivacity, liveliness, airlines, cheerfulness, briskness, alacrity, buoyancy, spirit, exhilaration, sprightliness, promptitude, alertness, activity

    expiration, spiritlessness, dulness, dolefulness, deadness, stolidity, inertness

Editors Contribution

  1. goanimate

    vyond (formerly known as go!animate and goanimate) is a cloud-based, animated video creation platform owned by goanimate, inc.

    vyond is animation, so we animate you to make animation.

    Submitted by anonymous on May 20, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. animation(n.)

    life, existence, vitality, breath, vital power, vital spark, breath of life

  2. animation(n.)

    liveliness, spirit, spiritedness, vivacity, sprightliness, buoyancy, elasticity, airiness, vigor, ardor, force, strength, energy, exhilaration, cheerfulness, gayety, cheer, animal spirits, high spirits, good spirits

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. animation(n)

    vitalization, spiritedness, vivacity, life, gayety, buoyancy

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    'animation, animated, facilitation, animations, cartoon

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US English

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  1. animation

How to use animation in a sentence?

  1. Melissa Cobb:

    I grew up reading Dahl stories and lived large parts of my young life in those magical worlds, so finding just the right creative partner to bring Willy Wonka, Charlie and the Oompa-Loompas to life in animation was a daunting task... until Taika Waititi walked into the room, then it was really obvious. If Dahl had created a character of a filmmaker to adapt his work, I'm pretty sure he would have created Taika Waititi.

  2. Pete Docter:

    I think the secret source to animation, like anything, is truth, so even though we are taking people to these far out places and showing them characters that you'd never believe are alive -- cars, bugs, Monsters Inc. -- we are seeing something of ourselves on screen.

  3. Walt Disney:

    Animation can explain whatever the mind of man can conceive.

  4. Jeff Bock:

    It speaks to the power of Pixar, audiences see that name and they know it stands for quality. You can't say that about any other company that does animation. They're more hit and miss.

  5. Creator Mike Spalla:

    Well Jingle Cats was such a big hit when it first came out in 1993. It was an album of real cats singing 20 Christmas songs and it was nine cats, this year ... it's going to be a Jingle Cats movie completely done in 'claymation' and it's turning out pretty funny ... the music is really an animation and so with animated characters it works very well.

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