(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. alert, quick, lively, animated, sprightly; cool, sharp. See activity, cold, refreshment.
Ant., languid.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Active]
Syn. lively, energetic, quick; see active 2 .
2. [StimuLating]
Syn. sharp, keen, invigorating, bracing; see cool 1 , stimuLating .
See Synonym Study at active .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
1. quick swift, energetic, lively, sprightly, vigorous, bustling, hustling, *peppy.
2. bracing invigorating, cool, chilly, nippy, biting, exhilarating, stimulating.
ANT.: 1. slow, torpid, lethargic, dull. 2. somnolent, sleepy, tiring
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Moving or performing quickly, lightly, and easily: agile, facile, nimble, quick, spry. See ABILITY. 2. Possessing, exerting, or displaying energy: active, dynamic, dynamical, energetic, forceful, kinetic, lively, sprightly, strenuous, vigorous. Informal: peppy. See ACTION. 3. Disposed to action: active, driving, dynamic, dynamical, energetic, enterprising, lively, sprightly, spry, vigorous, zippy. Informal: peppy, snappy. See ACTION.

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