actively

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From late Middle English actyvely; equivalent to active +‎ -ly.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈæktɪvli/
  • Hyphenation: ac‧tive‧ly

AdverbEdit

actively (comparative more actively, superlative most actively)

  1. In an active manner.
    He was actively listening.
    She was actively working, not "sleeping on the job".
  2. (grammar) In the active form; not passive.
    Antonym: passively
    a word used actively

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