What is the opposite of sedate?

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Adjective
Opposite of calm, dignified, and unhurried
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Adjective
Opposite of having a serious demeanor
Adjective
Opposite of slow or unhurried
Adjective
(of a place, period of time, or situation) Opposite of without disturbance, activity or excitement
“New York is a lively city that never sleeps.”
Adjective
Opposite of sedate, serious or lacking in humor
“At once terrifying and thrilling, many would consider a parachute jump to be the experience of a lifetime.”
Adjective
Opposite of characterized by an atmosphere or expression lacking in cheer
“The wall appeared completely black from the outside, allowing for a cheery atmosphere while ensuring complete privacy.”
Adjective
Opposite of shy and fond of being on one's own
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Opposite of lacking in speed
“The action moves at a fast pace from beginning to end, complete with cinematic camera angles.”
Adjective
Opposite of overly formal, pompous or conventional
Adjective
Opposite of steady or balanced
“Ellianne saw that his usually graceful movements were unsteady and shaking.”
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(of a voice or sound) Opposite of quiet and gentle to the ears
“We had to put up with loud noises and constant interference from the neighbors.”
Adjective
Opposite of not clearly or fully audible
“His diction is amazingly clear and even when he sings, every word is audible.”
Adjective
Opposite of imposing or constituting a physical, mental, or figurative load
“The article would infer that the local magistrate was too lenient on criminals.”
Adjective
Opposite of of great seriousness or importance
“We are deluged with trivial information and pointless musings which strain the patience to breaking point.”
Adjective
Opposite of causing distress or emotional turmoil
“The walk is taken at a leisurely pace and is a very pleasant way to spend a summer's evening.”
Adjective
(of a person) Opposite of sensible, reliable, and self-restrained
Adjective
Opposite of having or showing a calm attitude towards disappointments or difficulties
Adjective
Opposite of serious, thoughtful or earnest in appearance
“She looked at him in the picture, admiring how easy going and carefree he seemed.”
Adjective
Opposite of causing fear, dread or alarm
“I have some exciting news, but I don't want to tell you about it over the phone.”
Adjective
Opposite of state of being happy and contented
“The vagrant suffered a sad and joyless existence.”
Verb
Opposite of to tranquilize by giving a sedative
Verb
Opposite of to use a narcotic in order to make (someone) drowsy or insensible
Verb
Opposite of to sedate or calm, especially with the use of a drug
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Opposite of put to sleep
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Opposite of to decrease in sensitivity
“If you quit smoking, you will probably resensitize your senses of taste and smell.”
Verb
Opposite of to administer drugs to
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