Active vs Vigorous - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between active and vigorous
is that active
is having the power or quality of acting; causing change; communicating action or motion; acting; — opposed to passive, that receives; as, certain active principles; the powers of the mind while vigorous
is physically strong and active.
As a noun active
is a person or thing that is acting or capable of acting.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
Having the power or quality of acting; causing change; communicating action or motion; acting;—opposed to passive, that receives.
Quick in physical movement; of an agile and vigorous body; nimble.
In action; actually proceeding; working; in force; — opposed to quiescent, dormant, or extinct.
# Being an active volcano.
Given to action; constantly engaged in action; energetic; diligent; busy; — opposed to dull, sluggish, indolent, or inert.
*:This new-comer was a man who in any company would have seemed striking.He was smooth-faced, and his fresh skin and well-developed figure bespoke the man in good physical condition through active exercise, yet well content with the world's apportionment.
Requiring or implying action or exertion;—opposed to sedentary or to tranquil.
Given to action rather than contemplation; practical; operative; — opposed to speculative or theoretical.
Implying or producing rapid action.
#Applied to a form of the verb; — opposed to passive. See active voice.
#Applied to verbs which assert that the subject acts upon or affects something else; transitive.
#Applied to all verbs that express action as distinct from mere existence or state.
(lb) (of a homosexual man) enjoying a role in anal sex in which he penetrates, rather than being penetrated by his partner.
* (1): acting
* (2): agile, nimble
* (3): in action, in force, working
* (4): busy, deedful, diligent, energetic
* (6): operative, practical
* (7): brisk, lively
* (9.2): transitive
* (10): top
* See also
* (1): passive
* (2): indolent, lethargic
* (3): dormant, extinct, quiescent
* (4): dull, indolent, inert, sluggish
* (5): sedentary, tranquil
* (6): speculative, theoretical
* (7): slow
* (9.1): passive
* (10): passive, bottom
* versatile (in relation to sense 10 )
A person or thing that is acting or capable of acting.
Physically strong and active.
Rapid of growth