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Synonyms for aliveəˈlaɪv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. alive(p), live(adj)

    possessing life

    "the happiest person alive"; "the nerve is alive"; "doctors are working hard to keep him alive"; "burned alive"; "a live canary"

    insensitive, incognizant, extinct, dull, unaware, nonexistent

  2. alive(p)(adj)

    (often followed by `with') full of life and spirit

    "she was wonderfully alive for her age"; "a face alive with mischief"

    extinct, nonexistent, insensitive, unaware, dull, incognizant

  3. animated, alive(adj)

    having life or vigor or spirit

    "an animated and expressive face"; "animated conversation"; "became very animated when he heard the good news"

    active, awake(p), alert, alive(p), live, alive, animated

    dull, unaware, extinct, incognizant, insensitive, nonexistent

  4. alive(p)(adj)

    (followed by `to' or `of') aware of

    "is alive to the moods of others"

    incognizant, nonexistent, insensitive, unaware, dull, extinct

  5. active, alive(p)(adj)

    in operation

    "keep hope alive"; "the tradition was still alive"; "an active tradition"

    unaware, nonexistent, dull, extinct, insensitive, incognizant

  6. alert, alive(p), awake(p)(adj)

    mentally perceptive and responsive;"an alert mind"

    "alert to the problems"; "alive to what is going on"; "awake to the dangers of her situation"; "was now awake to the reality of his predicament"

    insensitive, extinct, nonexistent, incognizant, unaware, dull

  7. alive, live(adj)

    capable of erupting

    "a live volcano"; "the volcano is very much alive"

    alive(p), active, live(a), bouncy, alive, springy, unrecorded, animated, hot, live, lively, awake(p), alert, resilient

    extinct, nonexistent, dull, unaware, incognizant, insensitive


  1. alive(adjective)


  2. alive(adjective)

    Having life, in opposition to dead; living; being in a state in which the organs perform their functions; as, an animal or a plant which is alive.


  3. alive(adjective)

    In a state of action; in force or operation; unextinguished; unexpired; existent


  4. alive(adjective)

    Exhibiting the activity and motion of many living beings; swarming; thronged.


  5. alive(adjective)

    Sprightly; lively; brisk.


  6. alive(adjective)

    Having susceptibility; easily impressed; having lively feelings, as opposed to apathy; sensitive.


  7. alive(adjective)

    As intensifier, of all living.


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. alive

    Alive applies to all degrees of life, from that which shows one to be barely existing or existent as a living thing, as when we say he is just alive, to that which implies the very utmost of vitality and power, as in the words "he is all alive," "thoroughly alive." So the word quick, which began by signifying "having life," is now mostly applied to energy of life as shown in swiftness of action. Breathing is capable of like contrast. We say of a dying man, he is still breathing; or we speak of a breathing statue, or "breathing and sounding, beauteous battle," Tennyson Princess can. v, l. 155, where it means having, or seeming to have, full and vigorous breath, abundant life. Compare ACTIVE; ALERT; NIMBLE.

    active, alert, animate, animated, breathing, brisk, existent, existing, live, lively, living, quick, subsisting, vivacious

    dead, deceased, defunct, dispirited, dull, inanimate, lifeless, spiritless

    Alive in every nerve; alive to every noble impulse; alive with fervor, hope, resolve; alive through all his being.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. alive(a.)

    living, breathing, live, not dead, in life, above ground

  2. alive(a.)

    sensitive, susceptible, with keen perceptions

  3. alive(a.)

    active, in force, in existence

  4. alive(a.)

    cheerful, sprightly, lively, joyous

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

living, live, vivo, viva, lively, vivid, alive-o, vivant, vibrant, loud, revive, reviving, residing

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. ALIVE

    AIDS Linked to Intravenous Experience, AIDS Linked to IV Drug Use Cardiology (1) Azimilide Postinfarct Survival Evaluation (double check acronym) (2) Adenosine Lidocaine Infarct Zone Viability Enhancement A

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