dynamic

If a person, place, or thing is energetic and active, then it's dynamic. When things are dynamic, there's a lot going on.

Even the most exciting rural town won't be as dynamic as a big city: there are just more things happening in a city. Someone with a dynamic personality is probably funny, loud, and excitable; a quiet, mousy person isn't dynamic. You can also talk about the dynamic aspect of music, which has to do with how the music uses dynamics, which means "changes in volume." When things are dynamic, changes and energy are in the air.

Primary Meanings of dynamic

1.
n
an efficient incentive
2.
adj
characterized by action or forcefulness or force of personality
3.
adj
of or relating to dynamics
4.
adj
(used of verbs (e.g. `to run') and participial adjectives (e.g. `running' in `running water')) expressing action rather than a state of being
Full Definitions of dynamic
1

n an efficient incentive

“they hoped it would act as a spiritual dynamic on all churches”
Synonyms:
moral force
Type of:
incentive, inducement, motivator
a positive motivational influence
2

adj characterized by action or forcefulness or force of personality

“a dynamic market”
“a dynamic speaker”
“the dynamic president of the firm”
Synonyms:
dynamical
can-do
marked by a willingness to tackle a job and get it done
changing, ever-changing
marked by continuous change or effective action
driving, impulsive
having the power of driving or impelling
energising, energizing, kinetic
supplying motive force
high-energy, high-octane, high-power, high-powered, high-voltage
vigorously energetic or forceful
projectile
impelling or impelled forward
propellant, propellent, propelling, propulsive
tending to or capable of propelling
self-propelled, self-propelling
moved forward by its own force or momentum
slashing
as if striking with slashing blows
energetic
possessing or exerting or displaying energy
Antonyms:
adynamic, undynamic
characterized by an absence of force or forcefulness
backward
having made less than normal progress
moribund, stagnant
not growing or changing; without force or vitality
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3

adj of or relating to dynamics

4

adj (used of verbs (e.g. `to run') and participial adjectives (e.g. `running' in `running water')) expressing action rather than a state of being

Synonyms:
active
Antonyms:
stative
( used of verbs (e.g. `be' or `own') and most participial adjectives) expressing existence or a state rather than an action

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