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ANIMATED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does animated mean? 

ANIMATED (adjective)
  The adjective ANIMATED has 2 senses:

1. having life or vigor or spirit
2. made to appear to move as living creatures do

  Familiarity information: ANIMATED used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ANIMATED (adjective)


Sense 1animated [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having life or vigor or spirit

Synonyms:

animated; alive

Context examples:

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

Similar:

enlivened; spirited (made lively or spirited)

full of life; lively; vital (full of spirit)

reanimated; revived (given fresh life or vigor or spirit)

Antonym:

unanimated (not animated or enlivened; dull)


Sense 2animated [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Made to appear to move as living creatures do

Context examples:

an animated cartoon / animated puppets

Similar:

moving (used of a series of photographs presented so as to create the illusion of motion)


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