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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

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. animation(n)

    vitalization, spiritedness, vivacity, life, gayety, buoyancy

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "animation":

    'animation, animated, facilitation, animations, cartoon

How to pronounce animation?

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How to say animation in sign language?

How to use animation in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Holiness is the suspended animation of the mind, for awakening in a better place.

  3. 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.

  4. Greig Cameron:

    There's an extra magic with animation, the only boundaries are how crazy your imagination is.

  5. 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.

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