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Synonyms for animation
ˌæn əˈmeɪ ʃənan·i·ma·tion

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  1. animationnoun

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

  2. animationnoun

    The act of animating, or giving life or spirit.

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

  3. animationnoun

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

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

  4. animationnoun

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

    He recited the story with great animation.

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

  5. animationnoun

    The condition of being animate or alive.

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

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

  6. animationnoun

    conversion from the inanimate to animate grammatical category

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. animation, life, living, alivenessnoun

    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, vitalitynoun

    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, vivificationnoun

    quality of being active or spirited or alive and vigorous

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

  4. vivification, invigoration, animationnoun

    the activity of giving vitality and vigour to something

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

  5. animationnoun

    the making of animated cartoons

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

  6. liveliness, animationnoun

    general activity and motion

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

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  

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. animationnoun

    vitalization, spiritedness, vivacity, life, gayety, buoyancy

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "animation":

    'animation, animated, facilitation, animations, cartoon

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How to use animation in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Matthew Ball:

    There are millions of Disney + subscribers that spend $ 50 to $ 80 a year just for eight weeks of' The Mandalorian.' If Disney Animation can get Disney Animation Marvel series slate right, those customers should be willing to pay a lot more for Disney Animation + in the coming years, marvel Studios is the most successful entertainment franchise in history.

  3. Tao Jie:

    A lot of the Chinese comic and animation are developed from online novels that I have already read. I like them because I'm already a fan of the stories.

  4. Richard Burton:

    False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces; but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports.

  5. Paul Dergarabedian:

    It turned cartoons into cinematic art, it would forever change the perception of animation as more than just filler to keep kids occupied and distracted.

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