What is the opposite of passive?

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Opposite of accepting or allowing what happens or what others do, without active response or resistance
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Opposite of being inactive and submissive in a relationship, especially in a sexual one
Opposite of readily conforming to the authority or will of others
“The women's defiant attitude was the greatest surprise to the authorities who expected tears, supplication and general weakness.”
Opposite of showing or feeling no interest, enthusiasm, or concern
Opposite of not being in a state of use, activity, or employment
Opposite of stiff or formal in behaviour or style
Opposite of lacking strength of character to follow one's own principles
“Many respected Ana for being a resolute woman when she refused to continue working for her chauvinist boss.”
Opposite of lacking in enthusiasm or energy
“The funny joke fully deserved an enthusiastic laugh, but Scott greeted it with an angry growl.”
Opposite of feeling or showing uncomfortable feelings of uncertainty
Opposite of free from negative emotions, such as anger
“The activists were frenzied as they demanded for change to the system.”
Opposite of following a philosophy of nonviolence
Opposite of having the ability to accept or tolerate delays, problems, or suffering
“The impatient man lost it and started shrieking after getting fed up with the bus that was always late.”
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