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
Adjective
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.”
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Opposite of showing or feeling no interest, enthusiasm, or concern
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Opposite of failing to act or protest as a result of moral weakness or indolence
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Opposite of lacking energy, drive, motivation or emotion
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Opposite of characterized by resignation or acceptance
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Opposite of not excessively showy or lively
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Opposite of stiff or formal in behaviour or style
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Opposite of showing or feeling insecurity or uncertainty
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Opposite of free from negative emotions, such as anger
“The activists were frenzied as they demanded for change to the system.”
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Opposite of domesticated, compliant
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Opposite of lacking sufficient power or strength
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Opposite of following a philosophy of nonviolence
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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.”
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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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Opposite of passive
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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.”
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