- an•i•mat•ed[[t]ˈæn əˌmeɪ tɪd[/t]] adj.1) full of life, action, or spirit; lively:an animated debate[/ex]2) made to move in a lifelike fashion:animated puppets[/ex]3) containing objects that appear to move in a lifelike fashion:an animated display[/ex]•Etymology: 1525–35 an′i•mat`ed•ly, adv.
From formal English to slang. 2014.
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Animated — An i*ma ted, a. Endowed with life; full of life or spirit; indicating animation; lively; vigorous. Animated sounds. Pope. Animated bust. Gray. Animated descriptions. Lewis. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
animated — animated; un·animated; … English syllables
animated — index alert (agile), born (alive), fervent, live (conscious), ready (willing) … Law dictionary
animated — (adj.) 1530s, alive, pp. adjective from ANIMATE (Cf. animate) (v.). Meaning mentally excited is from 1530s; full of activity from 1580s. The moving pictures sense is attested from 1895; of cartoons from 1897. Related: Animatedly … Etymology dictionary
animated — 1 alive, *living, animate, vital Analogous words: *active, live, dynamic: vitalized, energized, activated (see VITALIZE) Antonyms: inert Contrasted words: inactive, passive: lifeless, inanimate, *dead 2 * … New Dictionary of Synonyms
animated — [adj] lively activated, active, alert, animate, ardent, brisk, buoyant, dynamic, ebullient, elated, energetic, energized, enthusiastic, excited, fervent, gay, happy, passionate, peppy, quick, snappy, spirited, sprightly, vibrant, vigorous, vital … New thesaurus
animated — ► ADJECTIVE 1) lively. 2) (of a film) made using animation. DERIVATIVES animatedly adverb … English terms dictionary
animated — [an′əmāt΄id] adj. 1. alive or seeming alive; living or lifelike 2. showing animation; lively SYN. LIVELY, LIVING animatedly adv … English World dictionary
animated — [[t]æ̱nɪmeɪtɪd[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED Someone who is animated or who is having an animated conversation is lively and is showing their feelings. She was seen in animated conversation with the singer Yuri Marusin... Everyone became more animated.… … English dictionary
animated — adjective Date: 1534 1. a. endowed with life or the qualities of life ; alive b. full of movement and activity < an animated crowd > c. full of vigor and spirit ; lively < an animated d … New Collegiate Dictionary
animated — an|i|ma|ted [ˈænımeıtıd] adj 1.) showing a lot of interest and energy animated discussion/conversation ▪ The performance was followed by an animated discussion. 2.) animated cartoon/film/feature etc a film or programme that shows pictures, clay… … Dictionary of contemporary English