What is the opposite of passive?

Need antonyms for passive? Here's a list of opposite words from our thesaurus that you can use instead.

Opposite of accepting or allowing what happens or what others do, without active response or resistance
more ❯
Opposite of being inactive and submissive in a relationship, especially in a sexual one
Opposite of lacking sufficient power or strength
Opposite of showing or feeling no interest, enthusiasm, or concern
Opposite of not excessively showy or lively
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 showing or feeling insecurity or 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 existing but not yet developed or manifest
“The intoxication was manifest, not so much in violent behavior as in slightly heightened color and increasing loquacity.”
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.”
Opposite of passive
Opposite of unsuccessful or dull from lack of change or development
“Such a structure will allow me to assess and evaluate Potter's 'epic' career in television and his growing development as a writer.”
Find more words!
Use * for blank tiles (max 2) Advanced Search Advanced Search
Use * for blank spaces Advanced Search
Advanced Word Finder

See Also

Nearby Words
7-letter Words Starting With
Find Antonyms
Word Tools Finders & Helpers Other Languages More Synonyms
Copyright WordHippo © 2021