Synonyms for activity

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ak-tiv-i-tee
Phonetic Transcription : ækˈtɪv ɪ ti

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Définition of activity

Origin :
  • c.1400, "active or secular life," from Old French activité, from Medieval Latin activitatem (nominative activitas), a word in Scholastic philosophy, from Latin activus (see active). Meaning "state of being active, briskness, liveliness" recorded from 1520s; that of "capacity for acting on matter" is from 1540s.
  • noun state of being active
  • noun special interest or pursuit
Example sentences :
  • Early were hammers ringing on anvils in the Dragon Court, and all was activity.
  • Extract from : « The Armourer's Prentices » by Charlotte M. Yonge
  • Its attributes of youth are the activity and eager life with which it is redundant.
  • Extract from : « Sketches from Memory » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • The vigilance and activity of Nicias never relaxed for a moment.
  • Extract from : « Stories from Thucydides » by H. L. Havell
  • His energy and activity throughout the march is described as intense.
  • Extract from : « Camps, Quarters and Casual Places » by Archibald Forbes
  • Though wounded, they had retained their strength and activity in battle.
  • Extract from : « Beowulf » by Unknown
  • Moderation is the languor and sloth of the soul, Ambition its activity and heat.
  • Extract from : « Reflections » by Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld
  • That passion vanquished, the former tastes resumed their activity.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • Now there was hope and activity, while, before, there had been gloom and apprehension.
  • Extract from : « Frank Roscoe's Secret » by Allen Chapman
  • The day is particularly unfavourable, as it is accompanied with activity and business.
  • Extract from : « Imogen » by William Godwin
  • In the graver hours of activity and industry, sobriety may be proper.
  • Extract from : « Imogen » by William Godwin

Antonyms for activity

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